MCS Awarded Perdido Contract by Shell

Subsea engineering company, MCS, has been awarded a first-of-its kind contract in the Gulf of Mexico from Shell Offshore Inc.

The subsea and riser engineering specialists will provide certified verification for the top tension risers on the Perdido spar moored in approximately 8,000 feet of water. When installed, Perdido will be the deepest spar production facility in the world, operating at water depths of nearly half a mile deeper than any other spar.

Under new MMS (Minerals Management Service) requirements in the Gulf of Mexico, floating platform risers must be tested by a qualified riser certified verification agent.

MCS will provide verification of the top tension risers through all phases of the project; design, construction and installation. This will involve analysis, materials and component selection, including any qualification testing needed, equipment inspection verification and witnessing of offshore installation.

Jeff Measamer, VP Business Development of MCS in Houston says: "This is a significant contract award for MCS and will allow us to showcase our combined skills in engineering, manufacturing and installation which we have been promoting through our systematic approach to subsea delivery management."

This certification and verification capability is part of MCS' drive to expand its services offering to capture a larger share of the burgeoning global subsea market.

MCS is a global subsea engineering company with offices in Galway, Aberdeen, Houston, Rio, Perth and Paris. The company provides engineering and software solutions for the rapidly expanding subsea oil and gas sector. With 170 engineering personnel, it specializes in subsea, pipeline and riser engineering, riser and flowline delivery management, subsea integrity management and drilling services.