Global Industries Awarded Deepwater Gulf Development

April 2011 Vol. 238 No. 4

Global Industries Ltd. has been awarded a project from LLOG Deepwater Development Company, L.L.C. for the installation of a deepwater subsea development in the Gulf of Mexico.

The project, which will take place in Blocks MC 503/547, is located in 3,000 feet of water and is scheduled to begin in May 2011. The project includes the installation of 19 miles of 10-inch export oil pipeline, 17 miles of 14-inch gas pipeline, 10 miles of 6-inch insulated rigid flowlines, 6 flexible risers, nine jumpers and jumper tie-ins, three subsea manifolds, 6 PLETs, and other additional equipment.

Global will be utilizing four vessels for the execution of this project: the 485-foot DLB Hercules, a DP-2 equipped vessel with a crane capable of lifting 2,000 tons; the Global Orion, a DP-2 equipped multi-service vessel; the Olympic Challenger, a 347-foot, DP-2 multi-service subsea construction vessel, equipped with two 200hp Schilling UHD ROVs; and the Chickasaw, a 275-foot reel ship.