BW Offshore announced yesterday that the BW Catcher FPSO on 6th January 2018 received the First Oil Certificate following the successful completion of the 72-hour interim performance test subsequent to the introduction of hydrocarbons on 23rd December 2017.
BW Catcher FPSO is owned and operated by BW Offshore and the First Oil Certificate confirms the commencement of a seven-year fixed term contract, with extension options of up to 18 years.
The Catcher field partnership is made up of Premier Oil (50%), Cairn Energy (20%), MOL Group (20%) and Dyas (10%). The unit has an oil storage capacity of 650,000 barrels and a processing capacity of up to 60,000 barrels per day. The BW Catcher FPSO has a design life of 20 years of uninterrupted operations.
Source: BW Offshore