LR successfully completes first classification survey of BP’s new Glen Lyon FPSO vessel
BP’s newest North Sea asset, the Glen Lyon floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, has been awarded full-term classification certificates for service in the Schiehallion and Loyal fields, 175 kilometres west of Shetland, the society said Friday.
Conditions west of Shetland are among the most severe in the UK and Glen Lyon must be capable of operating in extreme weather. Classification means the Glen Lyon FPSO has been verified for operation to the highest levels of safety and performance by LR.
Glen Lyon is the world’s largest harsh water FPSO and formed part of BP’s multi-billion-pound Quad 204 project. BP announced first oil from the Glen Lyon on 22 May. Production is expected to ramp up in the coming months, eventually reaching up to 130,000 barrels of oil per day.
LR has worked with BP on the Glen Lyon project since 2011; through FEED, detailed design, construction and commissioning. It has been a long-term engagement involving hundreds of LR staff from more than 30 offices across the UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Richard Nott, Head of Offshore and Global Projects, Marine and Offshore, Lloyd’s Register, said: “The successful conclusion to such a complex and state-of-the-art project demonstrates our ability to meet the needs of the most technically advanced and innovative developments in this sector. Being able to issue full term classification following the first annual survey is a major achievement.”
Lloyd’s Register (LR) is a Global Engineering, technical and business services organisation wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering. Founded in 1760 as a marine classification society, LR now operates across many industry sectors, with over 9,000 employees based in 78 countries.