Kirinskoye GCF-SSFDR POLAR STAR

June 2012, Fertoing commenced works on the WROV TRITON XLX 150HP installation onto the SSFDR Polyarnaya Zvezda in order to provide subsea technical support to Kirinskoye GCF (Sakhalin-III) operational wells construction.

The WROV Triton XLX is a piece of modern, powerful, universal, technically complex, and expensive equipment capable of performing subsea technical operations at depths up to 3000m using hydraulic manipulators and a wide range of additionally attached tools. These vehicles (PN 68, 69) are manufactured by a UK-based company Perry Slingsby Systems in 2012.  The factory acceptance test of the vehicles and tooling were completed at the manufacturer’s premises. 

The WROV Triton XLX (PN 68) installed onto the SSFDR Polyarnaya Zvezda provides excellent support to drilling and subsea equipment management at great depths in harsh offshore environment of the Sea of Okhotsk.

June-November 2012, the following works were performed: connection of the x-mas tree, monitoring and support to well bore drilling, lowering, lifting and connection of drilling tools as well as integrated hydrologic support to drilling operations.

It is noteworthy that performing such works for a Russian company is unique experience which is intended for further development of the Russian offshore.