Operations and Performance

Operations and Performance

AFP is responsible for operation, maintenance and crewing of the Dhirubhai-1 through the fully owned subsidiary AFP Operations. The contract with Reliance is for a minimum of 10 years.

FPSO Dhirubhai-1 is designed and built to operate in the field for at least 20 years. The unit is able to produce 60.000 barrels of oil per day (bopd), 80.000 barrels of liquid per day (blpd) and export 9 million Standard cubic meters of gas per day.

The FPSO operates at the MA-field (1200 meter water depth) off the East Coast of India. The FPSO operates in waters that are occasionally struck by typhoons, and it is therefore equipped with a disconnectable turret mooring system. This allows the vessel to safely leave the area while a typhoon is approaching, and quickly reconnect and start production again as soon as it has passed.

AFP Operations are certified according to the ISO 9001 and 14001 standards and the ISM code.

Performance to the highest safety standards

The FPSO crew and the rest of the AFP organization successfully operated FPSO Dhirubhai-1 through 2009 evidenced by the excellent safety statistics and by the industry leading uptime after receiving the signed Final Acceptance Certificate from the Client 2Q 2009.

A dedicated on-shore team in Oslo and Kakinada tracks the operation of the FPSO in real-time and offer valuable support to the FPSO.

In May 2009 the planned installation of the six additional risers from seabed up to the FPSO was completed. This increased the capacity from the reservoir up to FPSO as well as completed the subsea part of the gas export system. Gas export to the onshore terminal commenced November 2009.

The FPSO has exported oil to shuttle tankers times in March 2012. Each offloading has been executed according to the contractual requirements with regard to time and product quality.

We are proud of our colleagues onboard performing along the highest safety standard. Our documented training program ensures that our personnel is trained for the tasks they are taking on.