Providing certification services for Deep Panuke

Deep Panuke 1Client: Encana (Sub-Contractor SBM)

Project: Deep Panuke

Application: Fixed Jack-up Platform

Project scope: Certification – Certificate of fitness

The Deep Panuke platform is approximately 250 km off the coast of Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Deep Panuke produces and exports market ready processed natural gas to shore via 22” subsea pipeline with landfall close to Goldboro, Nova Scotia and onward interconnection with Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline (M&NP) for markets in Canada and the United States.  The export pipeline is approximately 176 Km in length. 

Deep Panuke is comprised of:

  • Four production wells and one disposal well
  • Subsea system, including wellhead trees, wellhead protection structures, flowlines and umbilicals
  • Jack-up platform known as Production Field Centre (PFC) in a water depth of approximately 44 m
  • Gas Export Pipeline (GEP) including a sub-sea isolation valve and protection structure and onshore facilities

Production includes significant gas sweetening plant and compression of separated acid gas (hydrogen sulphide and carbon dioxide) for re-injection via the disposal well. 

Production began in 2013 and is anticipated to continue for a production life of 8-20 years. Over the life of Deep Panuke up to 25.1 E9M3 (892 Bcf) of natural gas could be produced through a facility sized for a peak gas rate of 8.5 E6M3/d (300 MMscf/d). 

Our role in Deep Panuke

Lloyd’s Register is the assigned Certifying Authority by the regulator CNSOPB (Canada Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board) to oversee the operator/ client's activities associated with the design, construction, transportation, installation, tie-in, commissioning and operation of the Deep Panuke assets.

Deep Panuke 2Lloyd’s Register in compliance with approved scope of work and applicable regulatory requirements and associated codes and standards, has been/is responsible for confirming if the platform:

a) is designed, constructed, transported and installed or established in accordance with the standards required by the Regulations, and

b) is fit for the purpose for which it is to be used and can be operated safely without polluting the environment; and

c) will continue to meet the requirements of (a) and (b) for the period of validity of this Certificate if the installation is maintained in accordance with the inspection, maintenance and weight control programs submitted to and approved by the Certifying Authority.

As a result of the above activities, Lloyd's Register issues Certificate of Fitness (COF) for Deep Panuke assets. The Certificates of Fitness (COF) for Deep Panuke are as follows:

Deep Panuke CoF overview