HOUSTON, Mar. 27�J. Ray McDermott Inc., a subsidiary of McDermott International Inc. will install pipelines for Shell Exploration & Production Co.'s Crosby field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
Under the contract, J. Ray McDermott will install 10 miles of dual 8-in. by 12-in. pipe-in-pipe steel flowlines from Crosby field, in Mississippi Canyon Block 899, to Ursa, a Shell tension leg platform in Mississippi Canyon Block 809.
Water depths vary from 3,802-4,400 ft. Steel catenary risers and topside equipment will be installed at the Ursa platform as well as a 220-ton subsea manifold at Crosby field.
Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed. The oil and gas pipelines will be installed this summer, using J. Ray McDermott's Derrick Barge 50.
At a water depth of 4,400 ft, the Crosby project will surpass J. Ray McDermott's in-house depth record for pipe-in-pipe flowline installation, set at Shell�s Europa project in 3,850 ft of water.