J. Ray McDermott Jebel Ali completes production platform for Elf Petroleum Nigeria
Project staff at offshore developer J. Ray McDermott’s Jebel Ali fabrication facility has completed the 12,125-ton Amenam Kpono AMP1 production platform. After 23 months of construction the structure has embarked for Nigeria, travelling a distance of some 7,360 miles.
The integrated deck was constructed for Elf Petroleum Nigeria under a contract to a consortium led by Saibos CML, for the Amenam/Kpono field, located approximately 19 miles off the coast of Nigeria in waters 131 feet deep.
“Amenam was a turnkey – Engineer, Procure, Construct, Install (EPCI) undertaking by the project consortium – J. Ray McDermott's involvement was fabrication of the AMP1 jacket and deck,” said vice president and general manager of J. Ray McDermott, Saudi Arabia, Kurt Nelson.
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.
J. Ray McDermott is a subsidiary of McDermott International, a company specializing in offshore field developments. Its turnkey and project management services include design, fabrication and installation of spar platforms, design and installation of subsea facilities, design, fabrication, transportation and installation of new and refurbished bottom-founded offshore platforms and installation of offshore pipelines for the oil and gas industry. — (menareport.com)
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