Solan new field development

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Atkins’ oil and gas team was the engineering contractor providing technical support for the Solan subsea oil storage tank project. Beginning in 2008, the highly skilled group of engineers were involved in each step of the Solan project from concept development work, through to Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) and then detailed design work in 2012-2013. Work was completed for client Premier Oil in 2014, after more than five years. The Solan subsea oil storage tank sits in around 135m of water and can store 300,000 barrels of oil equivalent; it is 25m high, has a foot print of 45m x 45m and is constructed from 10,000 tonnes of steel.

Key facts

The tank sits in 135m of water – the same height as the London Eye

It is constructed from 10,000 tonnes of steel – more steel than in the Eiffel Tower




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Ed Randall
Operations manager and head of floating systems


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