Aker unveils semisubmersible platform for marginal fields

| May 10, 2016

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Aker Solutions has introduced a lighter weight and faster to deliver semisubmersible platform that aims to help unlock more marginal oil and gas fields in harsh environments. The new Lean Semi will help bring onstream fields holding as much as 300 MMboe at water depths of 100 m to 400 m (328 ft to 1,312 ft). The topsides weighs about 6,000 metric tons, which the company claims, is 30% lighter than similar solutions. Platform delivery time has also been reduced.

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