Saipem America awarded Gulf of Mexico work


HOUSTON: Saipem America has been awarded the Don Larsen/Drysdale No. 2 offshore installation project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The project, on which work has already begun, includes the offshore installation of the jumpers, subsea distribution unit, flying leads and relocation of the Drysdale step-out umbilical for the Don Larsen well and Drysdale No. 2 well for Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

The Don Larsen well is on East Breaks Block 598 in around 3,555 feet (1,083 m) of water. The Drysdale No. 2 well is on East Breaks Block 599 in around 3,230 feet (985 m) of water.

Saipem America has also been awarded pre-commissioning, commissioning and jumper metrology work for an undisclosed contractor in the Gulf of Mexico. This project is estimated to start in early May and take around 45 days to complete.

For both projects, Saipem America will use the Hornbeck Offshore offshore/ROV support vessel HOS Mystique. The vessel has 4,354 square feet (405 sq m)of usable deck area, a permanently installed active heave compensated knuckle-boom crane and two heavy work class ROVS. The ROVs are a 250-horsepower Innovator Leviathan and a 150-horsepower Innovator.


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