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Marine Contracting completes floating production platform move

Oilfield Technology,

Marine Contracting has announced the successful towing of LLOG Exploration’s Delta House Floating Production Semi-Submersible to its operating site in the Gulf of Mexico’s Mississippi Canyon 254 field.

The Delta House semi-submersible move project, originally awarded to American Global Maritime, was led by Captain Jeet Kar who heads Marine Contracting Houston and involved detailed engineering and planning for the development of tow manual procedures and material specifications.

Other activities included the vetting and approving of vessels, the procuring of towing equipment, and the coordination of activities with all parties and regulatory authorities, such as the US Coast Guard and Harbour Authorities, fabrication yard personnel and Tow Master services.

Wolfgang Wandl, Marine Contracting’s CEO commented: “Marine Contracting is delighted to have coordinated such a successful operation in one of the region’s most high profile fields. It is testament to the professionalism, practical know-how and smart engineering solutions delivered by our Houston team and represents a milestone in our Gulf of Mexico activities as we look to grow our business in the region.”

LLOG Project Manager, Mark Farrow added: “This was a job well done by AGM and Marine Contracting with a tow-out that went very well. The preparation of the tow manual, tow rigging and vessel audits could not have been done without Marine Contracting’s knowledge and expertise. We look forward to collaborating again in the not too distant future.”

The Delta House is a semi-submersible floating production system that will have an initial production capacity of 80,000 barrels of oil per day (boepd) and 200 million ft3/d of gas with peak capacity of 100,000 boepd and 240 million ft3/d of gas respectively. Initial production from the field is expected in the first half of 2015. The Delta House semi-submersible has a payload capacity of 9300 tons.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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