Saudi Aramco Sets New Record for Heavy Lift Operations with Hasbah Platform Installation
The heavy lift barge Lan Jing completed the installation of the Hasbah tie-in platform (TP) using its 7,500-ton crane, carrying weight that reached about 5,000 tons – a new record for Saudi Aramco’s heavy lift operation.
The new tie-in platform was installed as part of the ongoing work to complete the Arabiyah-Hasbah Offshore Gas Fields Project, which will produce 2.5 billion standard cubic feet of natural gas per day through the Wasit Gas Plant when completed. An intermediate injection platform was also installed.
The Lan Jing has also completed the installation of the Arabiyah field tie-in platform, which weighs 4,600 tons, and the intermediate injection platform, which weighs 1,800 tons.
Nasir K. Al-Naimi, vice president of Northern Area Oil Operations, and Fahad E. Al-Helal, vice president of Project Management, conducted a recent site visit to the offshore project location at Hasbah TP. During the visit, Mohammed Al-Sadiq, senior project engineer from Project Management, presented the progress of the project completion and what has been achieved so far, and the project is progressing as planned.
Among those taking part in the visit were Ali Al-Nojaim, general manager of Safaniyah Area Producing; Mansour Al-Dossary, manager of the Northern Area Gas Producing Department; Mohammed Al-Kordy, manager of the Offshore Projects Department; Ahmed Al-Mulhem, commissioning leader from NAOO; Naji Al-Umair, manager of the Northern Area Production Engineering and Well Services Department; Abdulaziz Al-Dulaijan, senior project manager of the Arabiyah/Hasbah Project divisions; Khalid Al-Zamil, superintendent of the Arabiyah Hasbah Gas Producing Division; and Faisal Al-Dubaiban, assistant to the NAOO vice president.