HOUSTON –Mariner Energy has contracted Intec Engineering as its verification agent for the Bass Lite steel catenary riser on the Devils Tower spar in block MC 733 of the Gulf of Mexico.
Intec's scope of work includes:
• Evaluating the proposed SCR analysis and fracture mechanics to ensure compliance with Federal regulations, codes, and standards
• Verifying the SCR design and it components
• Verifying that fabrication complies with all specifications
• Verifying the installation of two pipe strings onto one reel.
The Bass Lite SCR will be a reeled pipeline of 8-in (20-cm) OD x 7,500 ft (2,286 m) length. The reeled pipe is scheduled for deployment fromDeep Blue which will involve recovery of the existing pipeline, welding the SCR to the pipeline, laying the SCR, attaching the flex joint, and handover to a receptacle at 533 ft (162.5 m) water depth at Devil's Tower.