The FSO Ta'Kuntah was installed as part of the Cantarell Field Development in the Gulf of Mexico. The field is located in the Bay of Campeche, offshore Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.
The FSO Ta'Kuntah is a converted ULCC tanker with a SOFEC external turret mooring system, two flexible risers connected in a lazy-S configuration between the turret and a pipeline end manifold (PLEM) on the seabed, and a unique offloading system. The offloading system allows export tankers to moor either in tandem or side-by-side, both individually and simultaneously. The FSO is designed to handle 800,000 BOPD with no allowance for downtime.
The first FSO in the Gulf of Mexico, The FSO Ta'Kuntah, has now been in operation since August 1998. The FSO is under a service agreement with PEMEX Exploration and Production. MODEC owns and operates the FSO under a 10-year charter contract with an additional five-year optional term. The operations have been carried out safely and successfully without any instance of oil pollution or serious personal injury. There has been "zero" downtime and the unit has been available 100% of the time.
Scope of Work
- Operation and Maintenance
|Unit Name||FSO Ta'Kuntah|
|Contract||EPCI + Time Charter|
|First Oil||August 1998|
|Charter Period||10 years + 5 years|
|Client||PEMEX Exploracion y Produccion|
|Status||In Operation (MODEC owns and operates)|
|Field Name||Cantarell Field|
|Country||Mexico (Gulf of Mexico)|
|Water Depth||75 m (246 ft)|
|Mooring Type||SOFEC External Turret|
|Storage Capacity||2,300,000 bbls|
|Oil Production||800,000 bopd Inlet|