Photo: Abkatun-A2 platform; Source: McDermott

McDermott hands over Abkatun-A2 production platform to Pemex

U.S. offshore installation and construction firm McDermott has said it has “substantially” completed Pemex’s Abkatun-A2 Platform in Mexico’s Bay of Campeche.

Abkatun-A2 platform; Source: McDermott

McDermott said on Monday that the platform was turned over to the owner to begin commercial operations.

Mark Coscio, McDermott’s SVP for North, Central, and South America, stated: “With substantial completion of the Abkatun-A2 Platform project successfully achieved, PEMEX is ready to begin commercial operations.

“The project demonstrates our ability to deliver a vertically integrated, turnkey EPCI solution to build and commission platforms and associated structures utilizing our project management, engineering, and fabrication teams in Mexico.”

The Abkatun-A2 platform is McDermott’s largest project in size and total value to date for Mexican state-owned oil and gas company Pemex.

The platform will provide replacement and expansion capabilities to the existing Ku-Maloob-Zaap, Cantarell, and Ayatsil facilities.

McDermott performed fabrication for the Abkatun-A2 project at its Altamira fabrication facility and used its Derrick Barge 50 and Intermac 650 vessels to transport and install the platform.

Following commissioning, this high-capacity production platform is rated to produce 220,000 barrels of oil per day and 150 million standard cubic feet of gas per day for Pemex.

To remind, the $454 million engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning (EPCIC) project was awarded to the company in June 2016. First steel was cut in September of the same year.

McDermott’s scope of the work spanned from the basic engineering design to tie-in and commissioning of the jacket, deck, four tripod jackets, and four bridges about 100 meters each. Two tripods were designed to be used as part of the flare system, while the other two tripods support the two bridges to interconnect Abkatun-A2 with the existing Pemex production complex.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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