Acteon firm to deliver mooring piles for LLOG's Gulf of Mexico project

LLOG turns to Acteon firm for mooring piles

An Acteon company has secured a contract to deliver mooring piles to LLOG Exploration Offshore for a floating production system (FPS) in the Gulf of Mexico.

Source: Acteon

Acteon reported on 18 April that InterMoor, part of its engineering, moorings and foundations division, was selected to fabricate 12 mooring piles to support project manager LLOG in the permanent mooring of the Salamanca FPS.

The mooring piles will be fabricated at InterMoor’s facility in Morgan City, Louisiana.

The Acteon business in the fourth quarter of 2022 secured a contract with LLOG for the design of the 80’ long and 16’ OD piles, weighing over 150 tons each.

To remind, LLOG announced its decision to reuse what was previously the world’s deepest floating production platform for the development of its Leon and Castile discoveries in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico in May 2022. For that purpose, the company bought the old Independence Hub platform from Genesis Energy with plans to refurbish it and turn it into a floating production unit (FPU) named Salamanca.

The Salamanca FPS will be located in Block 689 of the Keathley Canyon and will sit at approximately 6,400 feet, capable of producing 60,000 BOPD, 25,000 BWPD, and 40 MMSCFD of natural gas.

The work related to the refurbishment of the old production platform started in September last year, following the assembling of a group of contractors.

Last month, Texas-based oil and gas service company Trendsetter Engineering won a contract to provide subsea hardware for the project.

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