ExxonMobil chose Oceaneering International Inc. to supply production control umbilicals for its US$4 billion Julia development in the Gulf of Mexico. The order is for a 14mi.-long (22.5 km), electro-hydraulic, steel-tube umbilical. The umbilical will supply hydraulic control fluids, chemicals, and electrical power signals to operate and monitor the subsea wells and manifold used in the field. The water depth is about 7200ft. Manufacturing will be performed at Oceaneering’s facility in Panama City, Florida, with delivery scheduled for early 2015.
McDermott announced it has also won a Julia contract from Exxon for engineering, procurement and construction of jumpers, four suction piles, subsea pump, pump transformer, and subsea distribution unit/umbilical termination assembly, as well as the transportation and installation of the equipment. The company will also carry out testing of the tie-back system and mechanical completion.