Marine Contracting has successfully completed the towing of LLOG Explorations Delta House floating production semi-submersible to its operating site in the Gulf of Mexico’s Mississippi Canyon 254 field.
The contract was originally awarded to its parent company Global Maritime, which was part of the towing of Thunderhorse, Atlantis, Independence Hub and Who Dat.
The project, which was led by Marine Contracting Houston head captain Jeet Kar, involved detailed engineering and planning for the development of tow manual procedures and material specifications, the company stated.
As part of the plans, the company was assigned to undertake 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.
Marine Contracting CEO Wolfgang Wandl said: "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."
Initially, the system will have a production capacity of 80,000 barrels of oil per day (BOPD) and 200 million ft3 per day (MMCFD) of gas with peak capacity of 100,000BOPD and 240MMCFD of gas respectively.
The company expects initial production from the field by the first half of 2015 and Delta House semi-submersible to have a payload capacity of 9,300t.
Image: LLOG Explorations Delta House floating production semi-submersible. Photo: courtesy of Marine Contracting.