HOUSTON – Ocean Installer has been awarded a contract for an umbilical installation project with Oceaneering for LLOG Exploration on the Delta House project. The project is in the Mississippi Canyon area. This marks the construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Vision’s first subsea umbilicals, risers, and flowlines (SURF) contract in the Gulf of Mexico.
The scope of work includes umbilical transpooling, pre-lay survey, installation of umbilical with dynamic and static sections, and umbilical pull-in to the semisubmersible.
The Normand Vision will use the 1,800-metric-ton (1,984-ton) carousel on the back deck of the vessel to install the umbilical for the Son of Bluto 2 discovery in 2,000 m (6,562 ft) water depth.
The offshore installation is scheduled to begin Jan. 15, 2015. The project management and engineering is being done in Ocean Installer’s Houston office.
This is Normand Vision’s first SURF project in the GoM after taking on several projects on the Norwegian continental shelf, including for Statoil and Norske Shell, where the vessel has installed a number of flexible flowlines and umbilicals.