BW Catcher FPSO Named at Keppel Shipyard

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has held a naming ceremony for the BW Offshore’s new floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, the BW Catcher.

Upon its completion, BW Catcher will be on a 7-year fixed term and 18 years of options contract with Premier Oil and will be deployed to the Catcher field in Central North Sea, UK.

Keppel Shipyard’s work scope on the FPSO includes the installation and integration of topside modules.

BW Catcher is scheduled for sailaway from the shipyard in the next few months and is on track to achieve its first oil in 2017.

Chris Ong, acting CEO of Keppel O&M, said, “The successful fast-track delivery of BW Catcher is an example of strong team work, project management and experience. I am glad that we were able to meet our customer’s needs.”

Carl Arnet, CEO of BW Offshore added, “Having worked together on eleven other projects previously, Keppel has proven to be a reliable partner. I would like to thank the project teams from BW Offshore and Keppel for the excellent work on this project.”

BW Catcher has an oil storage capacity of 650,000 barrels, with a processing capacity of 60,000 barrels per day.

It has a design life of 20 years without dry docking and will be moored using a submerged turret production at an average water depth of 90 meters.

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