The Glas Dowr FPSO is moored in 1,000 ft of water on the Kitan oilfield in permit 06-105 of the Joint Petroleum Development Area (JPDA). Timor-Leste and Australia jointly administer the JPDA and the Petroleum Safety Authorities (PSA) regulates it.
Eni operates the field, which came online in October 2011. Field development started in April 2010. Eni planned for three subsea wells to connect to a Bluewater FPSO. Bluewater chose to use its Glas Dowr FPSO.
The vessel is 242.3 m long, 42 m wide and has a deadweight of 105,000 dwt. It is capable of producing up to 60,000 b/d and 85 MMscf/d.
Back in 1997, Bluewater converted a newbuild tanker into the GlasDowr FPSO. The Glas Dowr tanker sailed to the Harland & Wolf shipyard in Belfast for hull steel conversion. Eni contracted Heerema Hartlepool to construct the ABB-designed oil and gas processing modules for the FPSO. The Glas Dowr then operated on the Durward and Dauntless fields in the UK North Sea for Amerada Hess. In 2000, the Glas Dowr FPSO moved to South Africa to operate from 2003 to 2008 on the Sable Field. In 2010, the Glas Dowr underwent conversion at the Sembawang shipyard in Singapore to prepare for operation on the Kitan field.
|Oil Production Rate||60,000 b/d|
|Gas Production Rate||85 MMcf/d|
|Storage Capacity||657,000 bbl|
|Mooring Type||Internal Turret Mooring System|