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BHP, in partnership with Pemex, has selected McDermott International to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) of a semisubmersible floating production unit (FPU) for the Trion project in the Gulf of Mexico. The FPU will be designed for a water depth of approximately 8,200 ft and is destined for the Trion field, 19 miles south of the US/Mexico maritime border and about 112 miles off the Mexican coastline. The design contract was awarded following a 14-month design competition, which was preceded by a competitive tender process. Building upon the pre-FEED work previously completed by McDermott, the FEED study work will focus on the development of an FPU design with a nameplate capacity of 100,000 B/D of oil. The scope of the FEED contract includes engineering tasks related to the configuration, sizing, and analysis of the FPU, including topsides, hull, risers, and mooring.
BHP awarded McDermott International a contract to provide a marine installation campaign for the Shenzi subsea multiphase pumping project in the deepwater US Gulf. The Shenzi development comprises approximately 15 subsea wells located across Green Canyon blocks 609, 610, 653, and 654, tied back to a tension-leg platform (TLP) hub in a water depth of 4,400 ft. The scope of the contract includes project management; detailed design and fabrication for a pump station suction pile; umbilical installation and flexible jumpers and flying leads installation; transport of all materials and equipment; and precommissioning services and other necessary testing and surveys. The $150-million subsea pumping project will allow for increased recovery from existing wells, with the operator anticipating an additional 4,000 B/D. "McDermott's North Ocean 102 vessel is uniquely qualified to transport and install the materials and equipment for the Shenzi project scope--as well as perform precommissioning testing and other necessary surveys to safely deliver for the customer," said Mark Coscio, senior vice president for McDermott's North, Central and South America region.
BP will award subsea contracts to McDermott and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) for its West African Tortue/Ahmeyim offshore development. The two companies were chosen for front-end engineering design (FEED) studies in advance of an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract for the development, a major gas project located on the maritime border of Mauritania and Senegal in West Africa. During the initial engineering phase, McDermott will work on defining the subsea umbilicals, risers, and flowlines scope for the project, while BHGE will focus on the subsea production system scope. Teams from McDermott and BHGE will perform the project management and FEED work from McDermott's Epson facility in the UK. The FEED is scheduled to finish this year.