SOLAN offshore development
To commence production from the previously fallow Solan field, Chrysaor appointed Atkins to undertake the structural design and assessment for new offshore facilities to support four subsea wells and oil export via shuttle tanker with an offload occurring every few weeks.
Atkins' identification of an innovative 'articulated tower and tank' solution offered significant cost savings over a conventional 'lifted jacket' due to it being self-installing whilst the storage tank avoided the construction of a costly submarine pipeline. Following a change in external drivers however, a fixed jacket solution was developed and adopted. Atkins' solutions helped to convert this long-dormant marginal field into a production development.