McDermott successfully completes offshore operations for LUKOIL
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 23 / Trend /
With transportation from Baku and installation of a Floating Storage Offloading system at the Yuri Korchagin field, McDermott Caspian Contractors, Inc. (McDermott) has successfully and without a single lost time incident completed offshore facilities installation project for LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft (LUKOIL), a subsidiary of OJSC LUKOIL Company, press-service of McDermott said. The field is located 180 km outside Astrakhan city in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea.
The Floating Storage Offloading system (FSO) alongside Single Point Mooring (SPM) comprises a marine transportation complex, one of the major offshore facilities required for the Yuri Korchagin field development. Other facilities include an ice-resistant fixed processing platform (LSP-1) and adjacent living quarters (LSP-2) joined together by a 74.2 meter bridge. Oil from LSP-1 will be delivered to the marine transportation complex via a 58 kilometer 12-inch oil pipeline laid by McDermott under a separate contract with LUKOIL in 2008.
McDermott's scope of work included the transportation and installation of 14 foundation piles for LSP-1, transportation and installation of the SPM substructure and deck, FSO connection to the SPM system and testing. Under the installation contract to LUKOIL, McDermott also performed engineering, procurement, fabrication, transportation and installation of tie-in spools connecting LSP-1 and the SPM to the sub-sea pipeline as well as hydrostatic leak testing and flushing of the entire pipeline system.
For the offshore installation work, McDermott utilized six vessels provided by the Caspian Marine Services, Ltd., as per their agreement with Caspian Sea Oil Fleet, a subsidiary of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic, McDermott's long-term business partner in the Caspian region.
McDermott International, Inc. is an engineering and construction company, with specialty manufacturing and service capabilities, focused on energy infrastructure. MII's customers are predominantly utilities and other power generators, major and national oil companies, and the United States Government. With its global operations, MII operates in over 20 countries with more than 25,000 employees.