DSI to Provide Commissioning Services For 2 Fixed Drilling Platforms

Deepwater Specialists, Inc. (DSI), part of international energy services company John Wood Group PLC has been awarded a US$8million contract to provide commissioning activities in the United States for two drilling and wellhead platforms to be used in the first phase of the development of the Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and StatoilHydro 50:50-percent owned Peregrino field.

Under the terms of the contract, DSI will plan and execute all commissioning activities for wellhead platforms A and B for the Peregrino Field. The contract includes coordinating and managing the commissioning activities for the interfaces with the drilling modules that will be installed on the platforms.

Each platform comprises an eight-legged jacket structure; foundation piles; well slot conductors; deck structure, equipment and systems; and wellhead decks, including cranes. Commissioning of the platform decks, which are being designed by Wood Group sister company Mustang Engineering, and the living quarters will be performed at fabrication yards in South Texas. The platforms will be installed in water depths of 312 to 443 feet (95 to 135 meters), approximately 53 miles offshore, in Brazil's Campos Basin.

"DSI is one of the most experienced commissioning companies in the industry, having commissioned 23 major facilities since being founded in 1998," stated Trey Lambert, executive vice president of DSI. "We are pleased to have been selected to bring our expertise to the Peregrino project and to Anadarko and StatoilHydro."