Semisubmersible mooring record set off Malaysia

InterMoor Inc., Murphy Sabah Oil Co., and Petronas Carigali have installed the world's deepest conventional mooring system for Diamond Offshore Drilling's Ocean Rover semisubmersible.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- InterMoor Inc., Murphy Sabah Oil Co., and Petronas Carigali have installed the world's deepest conventional mooring system for Diamond Offshore Drilling's Ocean Rover semisubmersible.

The rig, on the Buntal exploration well offshore Sabah, East Malaysia, was moored at depths that required two of the anchors be set in more than 8,000 ft (2,438 m) of water. The deepest leg of the eight-leg conventional mooring system reached 8,431 ft (2,570 m), says Tom Fulton, InterMoor president.

Each mooring leg, deployed using the anchor-handling vesselsNormand Ivan and Normand Atlantic, consisted of a 10-metric ton (11-ton) Stevpris anchor on the rig's self-contained wire and chain.

06/23/2008

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