McDermott Nets Subsea Tieback Contract for Pemex's Ayatsil Field
Pemex has awarded another contract to McDermott International for work in the Bay of Campeche, agreeing to a deal for subsea pipeline flowline installation in support of its Ayatsil field, located 50 mi northwest of Ciudad del Carmen.
The scope of work includes design and detailed engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of two subsea pipelines. The first pipeline will connect the PP-Ayatsil-C and PP-Ayatsil-A platforms. It is a natural gas line approximately 1.9 mi long with a 24-in. diameter. The second line, which will connect to the PP-Ayatsil-C platform, is 8-in. in diameter and approximately 0.9 mi in length.
“This opportunity enables us to demonstrate our subsea capabilities in offshore Mexico,” Richard Heo, McDermott’s senior vice president for North, Central, and South America, said in a statement. “We look forward to working closely with PEMEX to successfully deliver this project with safety and quality at the forefront throughout the execution.”
The Ayatsil field is a heavy crude oil field in approximately 375- to 400-ft water depth. It is PEMEX’s largest discovery to date. McDermott’s operating center in Mexico City will perform project management and engineering, with offshore installation scheduled to be completed in early 2019.
Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed, but McDermott said in a statement that the contract award was “sizeable.” The company defines “sizeable” as between $1 million and $50 million.
McDermott has done extensive work with Pemex on Ayatsil in the past. Previously, it completed the Ayatsil-B drilling platform. It also completed installation of the Ayatsil-A offshore jacket, deck and piles, plus a replacement jacket and related deck installation for Ayatsil-C.
DCN Diving Nets Dana Petroleum Deal
DCN will execute fabrication, installation, and precommissioning of various components for a gas export pipeline from two platforms in the Dutch North Sea.
Facilities Piping Inspection: Is Direct Assessment Enough?
Tons of resources are devoted to assure the integrity of facility piping systems, but are the generally accepted methods of inspecting these systems the best way? Complex systems with above- and underground piping sections may require a combination of direct assessment and elements of an API code.
As Midstream Becomes Mainstream, Pipeline Integrity Grows in Importance
Pipeline approvals can be a polarizing topic and advocacy for their viability is crucial for companies. What technologies are being developed to help bolster pipeline integrity, and how is the industry working to assure the general public of their safety and reliability?
Don't miss out on the latest technology delivered to your email every two weeks. Sign up for the OGF newsletter. If you are not logged in, you will receive a confirmation email that you will need to click on to confirm you want to receive the newsletter.
11 February 2019
30 January 2019
04 February 2019
28 January 2019