Helix Energy in deepest pipeline trenching project offshore Brazil

Houston-headquartered Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., an oil and gas services company, has been awarded by Shell a deepwater trenching contract in Parque das Conchas field (BC-10) offshore Brazil.

Namely, the Anglo/Dutch oil and gas major Shell, has awarded a contract to Helix’s robotics subsidiary, Canyon Offshore Inc., to trench and bury over 40 kilometers of pipe in 1675 meters of water in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil.

According to Helix, the work will be performed in the fourth quarter of 2015 from the DP III M/V Grand Canyon I utilizing the T-1200 Deepwater Trenching System.

Ian Edmondstone, President of Canyon, said: “We are very pleased that Shell as operator of BC 10 has awarded this work to Canyon. Shell and Canyon have a long history of developing and utilizing Pipeline Burial TrenchingBraz as a flow assurance enhancement tool, and we have performed numerous projects together in the past using this successful technology. This will be the deepest pipeline trenching project ever performed offshore Brazil and the vessel Grand Canyon I deploying T-1200 is the perfect set of tools for the job.”

Shell has a 50% interest in the project and is the operator. Other partners are ONGC 27%, and Qatar Petroleum International 23%.

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