Oil & Gas

Apache Forties Alpha Satellite Platform

Case study


Apache North Sea Limited


Forties Alpha Satellite Platform (FASP), Block 21/10 of the UKCS in the Central North Sea, 180km North East of Aberdeen

Topsides Dimensions

70m x 45m x 30m

Topside Weight


The integrated wellhead production platform included a wellbay drilling area, seperation, compression and power generation. Meanwhile the 4-leg jacket comprised 6x3 conductor guides, 3-pile cluster assemblies and mud-mat structures at each corner.

The FASP project will increase capacity of the Forties Alpha facility by 18 drilling slots, capable of processing 110,000 barrels of total fluids and producing 25,000bpd of oil per day.

Jacket Dimensions

126m Height

Jacket Weight


Award Dates

FEED: March 2010

EPC: September 2010

Load Out Dates

Jacket: August 2012

Topsides: May 2013