Wood Group 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.
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