PEMEX contracts McDermott for Ayatsil pipelines offshore Mexico

PEMEX has awarded McDermott International an EPCI/design contract for two subsea flowlines for the heavy-oil Ayatsil field development in the Bay of Campeche.

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HOUSTONPEMEX has awarded McDermott International an EPCI/design contract for two subsea flowlines for the heavy-oil Ayatsil field development, 50 mi (80 km) northwest of Ciudad del Carmen in the Bay of Campeche.

The first line (L1) will be a 24-in., 1.9-mi (3.2-km) long gas line connecting the PP-Ayatsil-C and PP-Ayatsil-A platforms. The second (L10) will be an 8-in., 0.9-mi (1.5-km) long oil pipeline connected to the PP-Ayatsil-C platform.

Previously McDermott fabricated and installed theAyatsil-C platform and it is also working for PEMEX on fabrication and future installation of the Abkatun field facilities.

The company’s operating center in Mexico City will manage engineering for the new project, with offshore installation scheduled to be completed early next year.

Ayatsil, PEMEX’s largest discovery to date, is in water depths of around 375-400 ft (114-121 m).

In addition, McDermott issued an update on its progress in other offshore projects. During 2Q the company performed mechanical completion and onshore commissioning for theAngelin development off Trinidad and Tobago.

Fabrication is close to starting in Indonesia of the platform structures for Total’s Tyra redevelopment in the Danish North Sea.

Offshore Durban, South Africa, the company’sAmazonvessel completed a saturation dive campaign, and McDermott also concluded pipelay and subsea installations for Woodside’s Greater Western Flank II project offshore northwest Australia using the DLV 2000 and the LV 108.

TheDLV 2000 installed corrosion resistant alloy pipeline using double joints fabricated at McDermott’s Batam facility, minimizing critical path repair rates, the company said.

To the north, theLV 108 completed much of its outstanding program on INPEX’s newly onstream Ichthys project, the remainder to follow early in 2019.

Later this year McDermott will begin the first offshore campaign for the RelianceKG-D6 project off eastern India.

08/01/2018

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