Wood Group to provide commissioning services for Chevron's Jack & St. Malo deepwater semi-submersible facility

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 02 Jun 2011 13:23
Tags: chevron gulf-of-mexico services upstream wood-group

Latest News

{"module":"feed\/FeedModule","params":{"src":"http:\/\/killajoules.wikidot.com\/feed\/pages\/pagename\/blog%3A_start\/category\/blog\/limit\/10\/t\/My+Blog","limit":"3","module_body":"* %%linked_title%%"}}
  • Want a weekly review of refining news?

Wood Group, the international energy services company, has been granted a multi-million dollar, 42-month contract by Chevron U.S.A. Inc. for the planning, managing and field execution of commissioning for the Jack & St. Malo semi-submersible hub production facility. Work will be performed by DSI, Wood Group PSN's commissioning services business.

The Jack & St. Malo platform will be installed in 7,000 feet of water in the Walker Ridge section of the US Gulf of Mexico and will have an initial design capacity of 170,000 barrels per day of oil.

DSI's commissioning will be performed at a South Texas fabrication yard where the topsides will be fabricated and integrated with the hull, and offshore, during final installation and start-up

DSI has commissioned four other deepwater Gulf of Mexico semi-submersibles, including two that had designs similar to that of Jack & St. Malo. DSI's work for Chevron has included commissioning of the Tahiti spar in the Gulf of Mexico and the South Nemba Enhanced Recovery Project offshore Angola.

"Project commissioning proves the integrity and reliability of all operating and safety systems on a production facility prior to hydrocarbon start-up. Commissioning must be delivered to the highest quality in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico today," stated Trey Lambert, president of DSI. "We look forward to providing these critical services for Jack & St. Malo and to extending our relationship with Chevron."

Wood Group has supported the Jack & St. Malo project throughout its development. Mustang is conducting detailed design for the Jack & St. Malo topsides facilities and the integrated control and safety systems, and J P Kenny is performing detailed design for the deepwater oil export pipeline.


Notes to Editors

Wood Group is an international energy services company with $5.5bn sales, employing more than 34,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. The Group has three businesses-Engineering, Wood Group PSN and Gas Turbine Services-providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance management and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil & gas, and power generation industries worldwide. www.woodgroup.com

Wood Group PSN is a global provider of pre-operations, hook up & commissioning, operations & maintenance, engineering, construction, project management, training and decommissioning services to the energy industry. Employing over 23,000 people in more than 35 countries, Wood Group PSN offers high integrity, brownfield services that support customers to optimise performance, maintain production, reduce operating costs and provide integrity assurance www.woodgroup-psn.com

Deepwater Specialists Inc. (DSI) is one of the world's leading providers of facilities commissioning services to the international oil and gas industry. DSI, which operates within Wood Group PSN, provides function checks and proves the integrity of all systems after construction is completed and prior to the introduction of hydrocarbons. DSI has provided commissioning on more than 30 deepwater and offshore facilities since being founded in 1999, while maintaining one of the industry's most outstanding safety records. www.deepwaterdsi.com

The Jack & St. Malo fields are located approximately 280 miles south of New Orleans, Louisiana, in water depths of 7,000 feet in the Lower Tertiary trend of the Gulf of Mexico. Together, the fields contain a combined total of potentially recoverable hydrocarbons in excess of 500 million barrels. The development will comprise three subsea centers tied back to the hub production facility with a capacity of 170,000 barrels of oil and 42.5 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. The Jack & St. Malo fields are estimated to contain combined total of potentially recoverable resources in excess of 500 million oil-equivalent barrels.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License