The Goodwyn Alpha Life Extension (GLE) project is an ongoing project to extend the life of the Goodwyn platform, its associated wells, risers and subsea infrastructure until its end of economic life. The object of the project is to extend design life by a further 12- 18 years from 2025 to realise the production of existing reservoirs and the upcoming Greater Western Flank development.
The Goodwyn Alpha Flare Tip is a Safety Critical Element responsible for ensuring the safe disposal of gas and liquid hydrocarbons. As part of the GLE project, the platform’s HP/LP flare tip was due to be replaced in 2018. Historically the flare tip was replaced was in 1998 (with a 10-year design life).