Stork announces technical completion of Schoonebeek oilfield project

Stork and Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij BV (NAM) have signed the Technical Completion Certificate for the Schoonebeek Oilfield Redevelopment project on 18 October 2011. The completion of the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant brings an end to the three-year building phase. In the coming 25 years NAM will produce oil at this site using steam injection at a depth of 800 meters.

Stork started work in 2009 in a consortium with Jacobs, Yokogawa and Visser & Smit Hanab on one of the most prestigious and intensive projects in its history. As well as the building of an oil treatment plant, the project also included the simultaneous building of 18 production locations (wellsites) and seven water injection locations. NAM restarted oil production at the site on 24 January 2011.

At the beginning of 2011 the first auxiliary steam boiler was completed, to convert ultra-pure water into steam. The viscous crude oil which is characteristic of the Schoonebeek field, is heated by steam injection, after which it is pumped to the surface. The final part of the project, a gas turbine connected to the steam boiler, has now been completed to allow steam to be produced in the most efficient possible way.

The combined efforts of the various Stork business lines and dozens of subcontractors make this project a good example of the success of the new ONE Stork strategy; a single, central point of contact through which customers have access to all the technical know-how that Stork offers. This further strengthens the proposition of Stork and increases the benefits for customers.

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