Wood Group Kenny wins Jack-St. Malo deepwater pipeline design contract in the Gulf of Mexico

Source: Wood Group

Wood Group's J P Kenny has been awarded a contract to perform detailed design for Amberjack Pipeline Company LLC's Jack/St. Malo deepwater oil export pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico. Amberjack Pipeline Company LLC is a joint venture between Chevron Pipe Line Company and Shell Pipeline Company LP. Chevron Pipe Line Company will construct and operate this pipeline for Amberjack. The one-year contract follows J P Kenny's successful completion of the front-end engineering and design for the project. 

The approximately 136-mile 24-inch pipeline will originate in a water depth of 2,100 metres (7,000 feet). It will start at the Chevron U.S.A. Inc.-operated Jack/St. Malo hub production facility in Walker Ridge Block 718, approximately 280 miles south of New Orleans, and connect to the Shell Boxer "A" fixed platform at Green Canyon Block 19. 

The design must allow for technical challenges that include routing of the pipeline to minimize spans, design for pre- and post-installation vortex-induced vibration and stress spans, collapse testing of the pipe to verify wall thickness design, and installation of in-line valves and sleds. 

J P Kenny's sister companies, MCS Kenny, MSi Kenny and Wood Group Integrity Management (WGIM), will support the project, providing subsea span analysis, flow assurance and materials engineering, respectively.
"We are extremely pleased to continue our support of Amberjack as owner and Chevron Pipe Line Company as operator of the Jack/St. Malo pipeline project," said Steve Wayman, Wood Group Kenny chief executive officer. 

"The full experience and demonstrated capabilities of the Wood Group Kenny organization will enable the project to safely and effectively support the future production from the Jack/St. Malo hub production facility."

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