InterMoor wins Shell lateral mooring replacement contract

InterMoor, an Acteon company, says it has been contracted by Shell Exploration & Production Co. to replace the platform wires on the Auger TLP’s lateral mooring system in the Gulf of Mexico.

Offshore staff

SAN ANTONIO -- InterMoor, an Acteon company, says it has been contracted by Shell Exploration & Production Co. to replace the platform wires on the Auger TLP’s lateral mooring system in the Gulf of Mexico. Company officials discussed the details of the contract work at SSTB in San Antonio.

The eight platform wires that will be replaced on the TLP are composed of non-jacketed spiral-strand wire. In addition to the offshore operations, InterMoor has the project management, engineering, and fabrication of installation aids, including a hang off porch that is to be fitted to the stern of the installation vessel
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DOF Subsea will provide the Skandi Skolten, a newbuild construction/anchor handling vessel (CAHV) for the work. The vessel will arrive in the Gulf of Mexico in March 2011, and the project will be completed in May.

“InterMoor is confident it will be able to replace the platform wires in a safe, efficient, and timely manner, and we expect that the Auger TLP will continue to produce oil during this operation,” said Dusan Curic, project manager. “We strive to produce results that effectively cater to our clients’ needs.”

02/23/2011

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