InterMoor gets Mad Dog 2 mooring gig

InterMoor, a provider of mooring services in subsea services group Acteon, has been awarded a service contract with Subsea 7 to provide mooring and tow services for BP’s new Mad Dog 2 project in the Gulf of Mexico. 

The contract with Subsea 7, BP’s subsea offshore installation contractor on the project, will involve InterMoor securing the new semi-submersible production platform at depths of 4,440ft in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the mooring provider informed on Monday.

InterMoor will install the new Mad Dog 2 platform which includes wet tow and mooring installation.

Tom Fulton, InterMoor’s global president, said: “This project win is a testament to the confidence both BP and Subsea 7 have in our long-standing expertise and experience. The reassurance that InterMoor’s strong track record can give to clients with complex projects is evident in the awarding of this contract.”

BP, as the operator of the Mad Dog Phase 2, sanctioned the project last December. The project includes a new floating production platform with the capacity to produce up to 140,000 gross barrels of crude oil per day from up to 14 production wells.

The second Mad Dog platform will be moored approximately six miles to the southwest of the existing Mad Dog platform, which is located in 4,500 feet of water about 190 miles south of New Orleans. The current Mad Dog platform has the capacity to produce up to 80,000 gross barrels of oil and 60 million gross cubic feet of natural gas per day.

Subsea 7 got involved with the project in March after being awarded a contract for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and associated subsea architecture.

In addition, Schlumberger’s OneSubsea was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to supply the subsea production system for the Mad Dog 2 development. The scope of this supplier-led solution includes subsea manifolds, trees, control system, single and multi-phase meters, water analysis sensors, intervention tooling and test equipment for producer and water injection wells associated with the project.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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