Bigfoot 1 completes Galata tiebacks

GSP Offshore has installed of new subsea pipelines connecting two subsea satellite fields to Melrose Resources’ Galata platform in the Bulgarian sector of the Black Sea.

Offshore staff

CONSTANTA, Romania – GSP Offshore has installed of new subsea pipelines connecting two subsea satellite fields to Melrose Resources’ Galata platform in the Bulgarian sector of the Black Sea.

The construction vesselGSP Bigfoot 1 installed 8.5 km (5.3 mi) of 6-in. (15-cm) diameter pipeline, 14.5 km (9 mi) of 10-in. (25.4-cm) pipeline, and two piggyback 1-in. (2.5-cm) lines. These connect the Kavarna-2 and Kaliakra-2 subsea wellheads to the Galata platform. The vessel has since returned to Constanta Sud – Agigea port to prepare for new pipeline operations.

GSP Bigfoot 3, a heavy lift vessel, performed completion operations and testing for the project, supported by the GSP Queen and Amber II vessels.

10/11/2010

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