HOUSTON– LLOG Exploration has awarded InterMoor a contract for design, fabrication, and installation of 12 suction pile anchors, pre-set installation of 12 chain/polyester/chain mooring lines, and hook-up of the Delta House semisubmersible FPS in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
The 12 piles will be 85 ft (26 m) long and 16 ft (5 m) in diameter weighing approximately 150 metric tons each. Fabrication of the 12 suction piles will take place at InterMoor’s 30,000-sq ft (2,787-sq m)Morgan City, Louisiana, facility. Installation activities are planned for mid-2014.
Delta House will be moored in 4,500 ft (1,372 m) of water in Mississippi Canyon block 254. It is LLOG’s second Exmar-designed Opti deep-draft, semisubmersible production system in the region.