Fluor provided engineering, procurement, and construction management services for Denmark's first topside oil and gas production facility in Gorm Field, in the Danish sector of the North Sea.
The topside facility was capable of handling as much as 60,000 barrels per day of crude oil and 100 million standard cubic feet per day of gas flow.
The topside facilities consist of modules for oil and gas production, sales gas compression, reinjection compression, utilities, control room and workshop, plus living quarters and helideck.
Hired by Dansk Boreselskab A/S in 1979, Fluor was designated the main contractor for the project from the planning phase through to construction completion, scheduled for the following year. Total installation cost was estimated at $60 million.
Located approximately 130 miles west of Denmark's coast, the facility needed to be built to handle often-rugged weather conditions as well as the ecological sensitivity of the region. It also needed to be designed to properly capture the bountiful oil and gas resources that lay beneath the ocean floor.
Design work commenced at Fluor's offices in London, England. Fluor performed detailed design and procurement services for three of the seven topside modules. Fluor also had coordinating and design integration responsibility for the deck, jacket, and all of the topside modules.
Fluor's construction management services included fabrication inspection of all modules, engineering development, and assessment of construction bid packages.
The success of the project led it to become the first of many topside oil and gas treatment facilities built by Danish interests in the Gorm Field. Once optimum output is reached, Gorm Field could meet at least 10 percent of Denmark’s total energy requirements.