Private: Case Studies

Solan Field Development

Discipline: Detailed Design
Client: Premier Oil

Solan Field Development

Location: UK West of Shetland

The Solan field is located in Block 205/26a in the Faroe-Shetland Channel. The Solan development targets the Solan reservoir and is located approximately 135 kilometres to the west south west of Shetland mainland and at a depth of 135m.

Following the completion of the FEED and cost reduction programme, ODE proceeded with the detailed design stage of the project, working as a subcontractor to Burnstisland Fabrications Ltd. who were awarded the EPC contract for the Solan Topsides integrated deck.

ODE was responsible under the subcontract for the detailed engineering and design of the integrated deck, tagged items procurement, construction and pre-commissioning support. After December 2013, ODE continued to provide engineering support to Bifab and later directly to Premier Oil for the onshore mechanical completion and for the HUC campaign.

ODE undertook the design using PDMS 3D modelling throughout including the full structural design. By doing so, all structural and piping detailed construction drawings was issued directly from the PDMS model.

The integrated deck comprises:

  • Oil processing facilities
  • Water lift, treatment & injection
  • Utilities
  • Living Quarters & aluminium helideck