J. Ray McDermott delivers Maloob-C drilling platform

J. Ray McDermott has completed building the Maloob-C drilling platform for PEMEX Exploración y Producción (PEMEX).

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- J. Ray McDermott has completed building the Maloob-C drilling platform for PEMEX Exploración y Producción (PEMEX). The platform was fabricated at J Ray’s facility in Altamira, Mexico, and is destined for the Ku-Maloob-Zaap field in the Bay of Campeche.

Work on the drilling platform began in February 2008. Fabrication of the two-level, 2,535-ton (2,299-metric-ton) deck and the 3,527-ton (3,199-metric-ton) jacket, factory testing, onshore pre-commissioning and operational testing, load out, and sea fastening were all performed by J. Ray at Altamira. Additionally, more than 3,300 tons (2,994 metric tons) of piles were fabricated at J. Ray’s Morgan City, Louisiana facility for the project using the facility’s rolling mill.

J. Ray will mobilize its construction vessels from the GoM to perform the platform installation. The project is scheduled for completion during the third quarter of this year.

The Maloob-C platform is designed to sustain 18 wells. Oil production will require gas lift at first stage, and electro-centrifugal or multiphase pumping systems will be used on future stages. Production will be sent to the Ku-H drilling platform for separation. The objective is to increase oil and gas production of Ku-Maloob-Zaap field in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico, the company says.

08/11/2009

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