McDermott accelerates offshore Saudi Arabia schedule

Offshore staff

HOUSTONMcDermott has issued a progress report on various offshore projects.

For Saudi Aramco, the contractor was asked to speed up fabrication and marine installation to accommodate earlier production from the gas field.

McDermott managed to advance the schedule by several months, due partly to close collaboration with the client.

Work on INPEX’s Ichthys project offshore northwest Australia remains on schedule. The construction support vessel 108 arrived infield at the end of the June to start its marine campaign.

For Brunei Shell Petroleum, the Derrick Barge 30 and Emerald Sea have completed installation of around 50 mi (80.5 km) of replacement pipelines and tied-in 11 flexible pipelines.

Offshore Mexico, McDermott is close to finishing work on the PB Litoral project, with preparations under way for concluding construction, offshore installation, hookup, and commissioning.

The 7,200-ton platform structure should sail from the company’s Altamira yard during September.

The Derrick Barge 50 (DB 50) has installed a mobile drilling structure on top of the PEMEX Ayatsil A platform for Drillmec. In addition, the company secured its fourth contract from PEMEX for the Ayatsil field, involving construction of a replacement jacket and associated deck installation.


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