InterMoor, has successfully installed and hooked up a permanent mooring system for the Delta House field floating production system in the Gulf of Mexico. The mooring lines were deployed and installed on time and without incident, despite the challenging circumstances.
One of the challenges of this deepwater installation was the use of a prescribed anchor-handling vessel, the Joshua Chouest, on long-term charter to the LLOG drilling department. Because the mooring system was procured early on in the design process, it was necessary to find a solution that would utilise the selected vessel and extend the vessel capabilities beyond what has previously been done with this class of vessel in terms of mooring component size.
Todd Veselis, general manager, Permanent Moorings, InterMoor, said: “Fixing two elements, the vessel and the mooring components, in the design, independently of one another, was challenging. However, working closely with the suppliers and manufacturers in an iterative process meant that we could ensure equipment was optimised for the application and the project was successful.
The Delta House mooring system was deployed and installed safely and on time, without incident.
Adapted from a press release by Joe Green
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