Photo: McDermott Derrick Lay Vessel 2000; Source: McDermott

McDermott wraps up offshore campaign for Reliance in India

Offshore engineering and construction player McDermott has completed work on Reliance Industries’ KG-D6 Satellite Cluster Project, off the east coast of India.

The Satellite Cluster Project scope included subsea pipelines and the installation of jumpers, umbilicals, in-line structures, pipelines, subsea manifolds and associated structures and pre-commissioning of pipelines and umbilical, McDermott said on Wednesday.

McDermott’s Derrick Lay Vessel 2000 and North Ocean 102 were used on the scope. At its peak, there were approximately 500 personnel working offshore supporting installation and pre-commissioning activities.

“McDermott’s work on the KG-D6 R and Satellite Cluster Projects included many firsts, including the deepest pipelay in India at 6,069 feet (1,850 meters) and the first piggy-back pipelay by our Derrick Lay Vessel 2000″, said Mahesh Swaminathan, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific.

“Completing these scopes despite some of the obstacles we faced, including cyclones and COVID-19, is testament to our project execution expertise in complex subsea environments and demonstrates our dedication to delivering our customer’s projects safely”.

In late April 2021, BP and Reliance Industries started production from the Satellite Cluster gas field in Block KG-D6.

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BP and Reliance Industries have been developing three deep-water gas developments in the KG D6 block – the R Cluster, the Satellite Cluster, and MJ – which together are expected to produce around 30 mmscmd or 1 billion cubic feet a day of natural gas by 2023.

The Satellite Cluster was the second of the three developments to come onstream. It had originally been scheduled to start production in mid-2021.