Delmar installs first set of VLAs in GoM

Delmar Systems has installed the first rig set of eight gravity-installed vertical load anchors (VLAs) in the Gulf of Mexico.

Offshore staff

BROUSSARD, Louisiana -- Delmar Systems has installed the first rig set of eight gravity-installed vertical load anchors (VLAs) in the Gulf of Mexico. The OMNI-Max anchors were installed at Eni's Green Canyon block 385 location in June 2008 in approximately 3,600 ft (1,097 m) water depth.

All eight anchors were pre-deployed in one vessel trip from the AHTSAlex Chouest and penetrated the seabed, according to Delmar.

The anchor lines were installed later and connected to Transocean's MODUAmirante using Delmar's subsea mooring connector to connect the preset polyester mooring lines to the rig's self-contained mooring components.

07/17/2008

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