McDermott to Build Amoca Platform

April 30, 2019

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© javarman / Adobe Stock

McDermott International on Tuesday said it has been awarded a contract by Eni for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of wellhead platform one (WHP1) to be installed in the Amoca field, located approximately 30 kilometers offshore Dos Bocas in southeast Mexico.

The Amoca WHP1 is an unmanned oil and gas production facility that includes eight producer wells and four water injection wells. WHP1 will be installed in the Gulf of Mexico, Contract Block 1 at an approximate water depth of 28 meters. Fluids will be exported to a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO). Eni estimates resources in place at Amoca to be 1 billion boe.

The platform's four-deck topsides will have two main decks and will weigh approximately 2,653 metric tons. The four-legged jacket and piles will weigh approximately 1,620 metric tons. McDermott will perform the hookup, commissioning and startup of 12 wells. The jacket and piles are scheduled to be ready for loadout by the end of the fourth quarter 2019 while the deck is expected to be ready for loadout by the end of the second quarter 2020.

Mark Coscio, McDermott's Senior Vice President for North, Central and South America, said the project will be executed at McDermott's Mexico City engineering center and its fabrication yard in Altamira, Mexico. Engineering work is expected to begin immediately.

The award, which builds on previous work for Eni México in support of two drilling templates for the Mitzon and Amoca fields, will be reflected in McDermott's second quarter 2019 backlog.



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