Russian oil and gas company Lukoil has completed the installation of a jacket for an accommodation platform topside at the V.I. Grayfer field in the Caspian Sea. Valery Grayfer living quarters jacket; Source: Lukoil Lukoil said on Monday that the offshore operations on the field, named after its recently deceased chairman and “founding father” of the Soviet oil industry Valery Isaakovich Grayfer, involved 110 workers and nine vessels. To remind, Lukoil launched the jacket for the Valery Grayfer field living quarters platform in early April. According to Lukoil, the design life of the facility is 35 years and is built to endure significant ice loads. Valery Grayfer (Died: 24 April 2020); Source-Lukoil Like all other platforms of the company in the Caspian Sea, the living quarters platform jacket was constructed at the shipyards of the Astrakhan region. Production at the V.I. Grayfer field is scheduled for 2022 with a planned production rate at 1.2 million tonnes of oil. The company plans to install a jacket for its offshore ice-resistant fixed platform at the same field later this year and mount living quarters and platform topsides on the substructures in 2021. Grayfer himself died only days later following the launch of the jacket. He was a man with a rare distinction of having an oil field named after him while he was still alive. The facility was brought to the offshore installation site via the Volga-Caspian Shipping Canal. After the floatover and grounding, the substructures were fixed with ten piles of 56 meters in length each and with a total weight of 1,700 tonnes. When installed and fixed, the facility was inspected by divers.
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Conor Sammon has been handed the task of filling Robbie Keane’s boots in Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Austria. The Derby frontman will partner Shane Long in attack with Keane having been ruled out of the game with a calf strain after a scan on Sunday. Elsewhere, manager Giovanni Trapattoni will keep faith with the bulk of the side which started Friday night’s 0-0 draw in Sweden with Glenn Whelan returning from an ankle injury in place of Paul Green. Team: David Forde; Seamus Coleman, John O’Shea (Capt), Ciaran Clark, Marc Wilson; Jon Walters, Glenn Whelan, James McCarthy, James McClean; Shane Long, Conor Sammon. Press Association