HOUSTON – Wood Group says it has been granted a multi-million dollar, 42-month contract by Chevron for the planning, managing and field execution of commissioning for the Jack & St. Malo semisubmersible hub production facility. Work will be performed by DSI, Wood Group PSN’s commissioning services business.
The Jack & St. Malo platform will be installed in 7,000 ft (2,100 m) of water in the Walker Ridge section of the US Gulf of Mexico, and will have an initial design capacity of 170,000 b/d of oil.
DSI’s commissioning will be performed at a South Texas fabrication yard, where the topsides will be fabricated and integrated with the hull, and offshore, during final installation and start-up.
DSI has commissioned four other deepwater GoM semisubmersibles, including two that had designs similar to that of Jack & St. Malo. DSI’s work for Chevron has included commissioning of the Tahiti spar in the GoM and the South Nemba enhanced recovery project offshore Angola.
Wood Group has supported the Jack & St. Malo project throughout its development. Mustang is conducting detailed design for the Jack & St. Malo topsides facilities and the integrated control and safety systems, and J P Kenny is performing detailed design for the deepwater oil export pipeline.