BP, CSO Aker Marine Team For Unique GOM Installation

Friday, November 09, 2001
CSO Aker Marine Contractors, Inc. (CAMC), one of the Houston-based entities of the Coflexip Stena Offshore Group, announced the successful mooring of Diamond Offshore's rig the Ocean Confidence using a preset taut leg mooring with polyester rope and CAMC's SEPLA anchoring system while under contract to BP. The mooring location is in the Gulf of Mexico in 6,385 ft. (1,946 m). The project represents a significant advancement in deepwater mooring. BP, CAMC and Diamond Offshore set several Gulf of Mexico records with this project. The rig is the first MODU in the GOM to use polyester moorings on all 8 legs and the first rig to be moored employing SEPLAs on all 8 legs, a technology developed and patented by CSO Aker. CAMC performed the installation in three phases, the first two using a single anchor handling vessel. The first phase pre-installed the anchors and a receptacle for a subsea connector with Edison Chouest Offfshore's Edison Chouest, which is on long term charter to BP. The second phase attached ground chain and polyester with a subsea connector to the anchors with CAMC's purpose built construction anchoring handling vessel the Dove, specifically designed for the deployment of deepwater mooring systems. The third phase inserted additional polyester into the preset moorings and attached the moorings to the MODU. The third phase was conducted with the Dove and Seacor Vanguard.
Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Offshore

Former Petrobras Exec Sentenced to 5 Years Jail

A Brazilian judge sentenced a former international director at state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA to five years in prison for money laundering on Tuesday,

Kongsberg Technology for Johan Sverdrup Field

Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a call-off order for delivery of the Safety and Automation System (SAS), Life Cycle Simulator and SAS Information Management

Kongsberg to Equip 2 New Jack-Up Vessels

Kongsberg has been selected to deliver a complete Electro, Instrument & Telecom (EIT), propulsion, safety, automation and dynamic positioning package for two new Gusto NG-2500X DP II design,

LNG

Natural Gas Articulated Conduit System Patented

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) announced that long-time partner Moran Towing Corporation has been granted US Patent 8,967,174 for "Articulated conduit systems

Red Tape, Industrial Relations Could Stifle LNG Potential

Australia could develop the world’s most technologically advanced LNG industry, according to a report by Accenture. But if industry is to reach its potential

Egypt's $3 Bln LNG tender in June

Egypt is reportedly to issue a tender in early June to buy up to $3 billion of liquefied natural gas over 2016 and 2017, Reuters reports.   The country recently

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0997 sec (10 req/sec)