Marine Contracting's Houston outfit towed LLOG Exploration’s Delta House semisubmersible floating production system (FPS) to its operating site located in Mississippi Canyon 254 in the Gulf of Mexico.
LLOG Delta House. From Marine Contracting.
The project included detailed engineering and planning for the development of tow manual procedures and material specifications, vetting and approving of vessels, the procuring of towing equipment, and the coordination of activities with all parties and regulatory authorities.
The tow-out added to the Gulf of Mexico track record of Marine Contracting’s parent company, Global Maritime that has successfully supported the towing of Thunderhorse, Atlantis, Independence Hub and Who Dat.
The Delta House FPS will have an initial production capacity of 80,000bbl/d and 200MMcf/d of gas with peak capacity of 100,000bbl/d and 240MMcf/d of gas respectively. Initial production from the field is expected in 1H 2015. The Delta House has a payload capacity of 9300-tonne.
In September, Jord Oil & Gas Systems awarded Singapore-based Marine Contracting an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract (EPCI) to install an interconnecting bridge and tripod support structure for the Cantarell field located in the Gulf of Mexico. The bridge will connect PEMEX’s existing facilities to a new jackup, based on CIMC’s Taisun 200B design, with compression facilities, that will be delivered in 2015. The design of the structure allows for removal and relocation should the jackup and compression facilities need to be repositioned to a different offshore facility in support of PEMEX’s operational strategies.