LANCASTER, UK – First Subsea Ltd. has been awarded a contract by Technip USA to supply the mooring line connectors for a new spar platform moored in 7,000 ft (2,134 m) of water in the Lucius field in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Lucius spar will be moored by nine Ballgrab ball and taper mooring connectors attached to polyester mooring lines. The Ballgrab connector comprises a male connector and female receptacle.
Brian Green, general manager, First Subsea Ltd. said: “This is a significant contract, and marks our ninth spar mooring project for Technip. The flexibility and ease of deployment of Ballgrab ball and taper connectors will ensure the deepwater mooring goes smoothly.”
Anadarko Petroleum operates the Lucius field (35%), and its partners are Plains E&P (23.3%), ExxonMobil (15%), Apache (11.7%), Petrobras (9.6%) and Eni (5.4%).
First Subsea mooring connector used to moor Anadarko's Gunnison spar in 2003.