J. Ray McDermott Completes Amenam Kpono Platform for TFE

J. Ray McDermott has completed the Amenam Kpono AMP1 production platform for TotalFinaElf. The 12,125-ton platform was completed at the company's Jebel Ali fabrication facility and will be located on TotalFinaElf's Amenam/Kpono Field offshore Nigeria in approximately 131 feet of water.

The integrated deck was constructed for Elf Petroleum Nigeria under a contract to a consortium led by Saibos CML. The AMP1 deck, constructed as a single piece, comprises three decks, a weather deck, mezzanine deck and main deck, with an additional, smaller cellar deck and an integrated four level building. Built as separate deck levels this lead to a series of lifts when the levels, ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 tons each, were stacked one on top of the other, a procedure adopted to maximize productivity by enabling simultaneous work on all three decks.

The associated jacket with appurtenances of 3,700 tons was also fabricated at J. Ray's Jebel Ali yard and was recently completed in December 2002. The design production and processing capacity of the overall facility is 130,000 barrels of oil per day, with gas and water injection per day of 15 million cubic meters and 12,500 cubic meters respectively.