Heavy lift vessel arrives for Kitchen Lights
The MV Svenja heavy lift vessel arrived in Homer on the weekend of May 16-17, in preparation for the installation of Furie Operating Alaska's Kitchen Lights gas production platform, offshore in Cook Inlet, Bruce Webb, Furie senior vice president, told Petroleum News in a May 18 email. The vessel should move to the platform location, over the Kitchen Lights No. 3 well, on May 19, Webb said. After setting anchor at the Kitchen Lights location, the Svenja's first task will be to set in place the seafloor template used to position the platform.
Furie said that it anticipates the platform itself arriving from Seattle by barge around May 22 or 23. The platform has been staged in Seattle over the winter. The company said that it currently anticipates setting the platform's monopod leg in position about June 5, with the topside of the platform being placed on the monopod about July 7.
- ALAN BAILEY
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