Permanent SEPLA Mooring Unit Installed in Gulf

InterMoor has successfully installed the world’s first permanent SEPLA mooring system for a floating production unit (FPU) in the Gulf of Mexico.

SEPLAs (suction embedded plate anchors) are proprietary to InterMoor. The company contends that they are "significantly more cost-effective" than the more traditional suction embedded anchors.

The application in the Gulf was also among the world’s first to use polyester rope, which reportedly provides lower cost and better performance than conventional steel catenary systems.

InterMoor designed the system with a field life of at least 10 years for ATP Oil & Gas to match the life of ATP’s Gomez facility. Gomez is situated in approximately 3,000 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico’s Mississippi Canyon 711.

InterMoor provided complete project management including engineering, procurement, fabrication, and installation of the 12-point, taut-leg SEPLA mooring system.

InterMoor is a unit of the Acteon group of specialist engineering companies that serve the global oil and gas industry.

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