The Goliat FPSO was successfully floated off the heavy-lift vessel, Dockwise Vanguard, in the fjord outside Hammerfest, says Eni Norge
The Goliat platform has arrived in Hammerfest, Norway last
week, after a 63-day journey from South Korea covering 15,608 nautical miles. It will now undergo final preparations for the first oil production from the Barents Sea.
"Upon completion of final preparations to install her in the Barents Sea this
summer, she will support production operations at the world’s northernmost producing offshore oil field located
approximately 80 kilometers offshore Ersvika," says a company statement.
The largest heavy transport vessel in the world, Dockwise Vanguard, has transported the platform throughout the Indian Ocean.
When the field comes on stream later this summer, Goliat will become the world's northernmost producing offshore oil field.
According to Eni, the operation went according to plan, and the platform will now be temporarily moored in Ersvika, six kilometres south of Hammerfest.
Once in Ersvika, work to complete preparations for tow out to the Goliat field will begin. This will include inspections, tests and checks of all systems and equipment.
Once in production, the Goliat platform will be manned by about 40 people and operated from Hammerfest, says ENI Norge.