DLB Big Chief buries GOM pipeline


GALVESTON, Texas — Bisso Marine has buried a pipeline 16 ft (4.9 m) below the hardened seabed of the Gulf of Mexico.

Working in 54 ft (16 m) of water, the crew of the DLB Big Chief installed a hot tap and used a Super Jet Pump System to bury 13,893 ft (4,235 m) of pipeline 10 mi (16 km) off Galveston Island.

“Burying a pipeline in 4,500 psf soil is not an easy operation, especially to a depth of 16 ft (4.9 m),” says W.A. “Beau” Bisso IV, president and CEO of Bisso Marine. “I am very proud of the crew of the DLB Big Chief for their safe and efficient execution of this challenging project.”



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