Source: Reuters 5/18/2011, Location: North America
EMAS AMC in Houston has recently completed the installation of 38km umbilical for Shell in the Gulf of Mexico. This project was the first to use a new 150mT Flexible Deployment System (FDS) onboard the BOA Sub C. The new FDS is capable of laying flexibles and umbilicals in water depths up to 3000m. The project was executed with zero injuries to personnel and zero recordable incidents.
The 38 km by 80mm diameter Electro – Hydraulic Umbilical was installed between the Shell operated Popeye field located at Green Canyon Block 116 (616m water depth) and Shell’s Cougar platform at South Timbalier Block 300(110m water depth) with the completion through an I-tube.
EMAS AMC's CEO, Mr C J D'Cort said, “We are very pleased to have been selected by Shell for this project and are proud of the safe and efficient work of our project team.”