transport with a non Jones Act qualified vessel? They coming from a foreign port without being landed in the US? THIS IS BULLSHIT!
[B]McDermott lands Jack St Malo gig[/B]
Written by OE Staff Tuesday, 31 March 2015 03:49
McDermott International has been awarded a contract to transport and install subsea umbilicals, manifolds, jumpers and flying leads for Chevron to support the brownfield expansion of the Jack and St. Malo fields in the US Gulf of Mexico.
Image from Chevron.
McDermott’s subsea construction vessel, North Ocean 102, is expected to transport and install 30mi of umbilicals and associated flying leads. The final jumper assembly is scheduled to be completed at McDermott’s Gulfport Spoolbase in Mississippi prior to installation by McDermott’s Derrick Barge 50 utilizing its deepwater lowering system.
The installation campaign is expected to commence in 2Q 2016.
The Jack and St. Malo fields are located within 25mi of each other in the Walker Ridge area of the US Gulf of Mexico, approximately 280mi south of New Orleans, Louisiana. First oil and natural gas production was achieved in December 2014.
“This will be the second subsea project in the Jack and St. Malo fields that McDermott has carried out for Chevron, which demonstrates confidence in our ability to install subsea facilities in such challenging deepwater environments,” said Scott Munro, VP Americas, Europe & Africa. “McDermott successfully installed some of the industry’s largest and most complex umbilical end terminations in 7200ft of water, as part of the fields’ original development last year.
I would hope the folks at OMSA are going to call BULLSHIT on this!