Energean announced on June 22 the completion of a key milestone in the Karish and Tanin Development project, offshore Israel.

Energean’s partner, TechnipFMC, has successfully completed on time the laying of the Gas Sales Pipeline and the main deep water installations of the subsea production systems, the Greek oil and gas company said.

“We are very satisfied with the current installation performance on the subsea scope until now, said Energean Karish EPCIC Project Director Vincent Reboul Salze. “The East Med in spring has proven to be a favorable environment and the pipelay performancehas been remarkable on all aspects,” he added.

According to Energean, the pipelay vessel, Solitaire, completed the core installation of a 30’’ and 24’’ pipeline of 90.3 kolmetres length, at depths of up to 1,700 metres. The full pipeline installation, including a significant Tie In Manifold structure (TIM-Water Depth 72m) and the pre-commissioning program, is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year, well within the project schedule.

The pipeline was laid at an average rate, excluding the beach pull, of 4,578 metres per day which

represents a world-class performance by TechnipFMC, Energean said in a press release.

The construction support vessel, Normand Cutter, completed the installation of the production manifold and subsea isolation valve foundations and structures. The Installation of the three sets of risers (2×10” and 1×16”) that will connect the three producing wells to the FPSO and then to the Gas Sales Pipeline is expected to commence in 4Q 2020 and be completed in the first quarter of 2021.

More than 400 personnel have worked on these offshore operations, during which zero Lost

Time Injuries occurred, the press release read. The overall physical progress of the Karish Development project now stands at c. 80% complete.

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