Paragon Provides Const. Mgmt. for BP's Mardi Gras Project

Paragon Engineering has been awarded the installation construction management contract for the Endymion offshore and onshore pipeline segments of the BP Mardi Gras Transportation System. The contract is an extension of Paragon's project management, engineering and procurement work performed during the past three years on the BP Mardi Gras system.

"We are pleased to receive this contract from BP," said Paragon's President Jim Gattis. "The BP Mardi Gras system is extremely important to the energy future of the U.S., and we at Paragon are proud to continue being a part of the construction management team."

John Barnes, Paragon's project manager, said several critical factors will define the success of the current pipeline installation effort.

"We look forward to assisting BP in achieving excellence in safety performance, environmental compliance and quality, while attaining the schedule and cost goals for the Endymion pipeline installation work," Barnes said.

The construction management portion of the project includes oversight of installation of the 55-mile offshore and 35-mile onshore pipeline segments as well as terminal facilities at Clovelly, La. and accommodation for a planned compressor station at the shore crossing location in Grand Isle, La. In addition to providing construction management services, Paragon is charged with maintaining the systems and processes required to assure design compliance.

Project Info
Mardi Gras Transportation System (BP operated)
BP Working Interest: 65% (average)
Block: Mississippi Canyon and Green Canyon Areas
Water Depth: Onshore - 2,200m (7,300ft)

The BP operated Mardi Gras transportation system is planned to develop five pipelines transporting production from Thunder Horse, Holstein, Mad Dog, Atlantis and Na Kika. On completion, it will be the largest capacity deepwater pipeline system ever built, with the capability of transporting over 1 million b/d and 1.5 bcf/d (billion cubic feet of gas per day) from identified and future discoveries. These pipelines are planned to stretch more than 725 km (450 miles) across the Gulf.