Conductor supported platforms: demystifying the industry’s best-kept secret
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For the field development engineer striving to deliver the most cost-effective concept design for a shallow water development, there are a variety of possible routes to take. Maybe a subsea tieback would provide the most profitable solution, or perhaps a jacket supported wellhead platform? Maybe separate offshore processing is worth considering?
One option that’s all too often overlooked though, and that can substantially reduce the capital cost of a development, is the conductor-supported platform (CSP). Frequently this boils down to a simple lack of familiarity. Other times, some persistent misconceptions lead field development planners to quickly write-off a CSP as a viable option.
So, why select a CSP? This article discusses the benefits of CSPs and how they can be the most profitable solution for your next shallow water development.