Houston: McDermott International has won the contract from Chevron to install subsea equipment at two deepwater sites in the US Gulf of Mexico.
As contracted McDermott will use its subsea construction vessel North Ocean 102 (7,000 dwt, built 2009) and Derrick Barge 50 (21,550 dwt, built 1988) to support the brownfield expansion of Chevron’s huge Jack and St. Malo fields in the Walker Ridge region about 280 miles south of New Orleans.
North Ocean 102 will transport and install around 30 miles of umbilicals and flying leads in water depths of about 7,200 feet. Derrick Barge 50 will install the final jumper assembly using its deepwater lowering system.
Houston-headquartered, New York listed McDermott has more than 90 years of oil exploration and production expertise including decades offshore. It provides engineering, procuring, construction and installation services for upstream developments worldwide.
The firm is building part of the new installation at a base in Gulfport, Mississippi, and expects it to be ready to install in the second quarter of 2016.