USA: EMAS Completes Installation of 38km Umbilical for Shell in Gulf of Mexico

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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.”


EMAS, a recognised leading global offshore contractor providing construction, marine, production and well services, is the operating brand of Ezra Holdings Limited (以斯拉控股). EMAS specialises in delivering best-value solutions and has become a powerful alternative in the oil and gas (O&G) industry by combining a customised approach along with a widely diverse offering of assets and services to meet clients’ needs. EMAS operates globally with offices in 16 locations across five continents including Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, and Europe.

With the $250 million acquisition of Aker Marine Contractors in 2011, EMAS has now added one of the world’s top SURF and floater installation providers with a history of renowned accomplishments to the team. EMAS’s four main divisions, AMC, Energy, Marine and Production together, execute a full spectrum of seabed-to-surface engineering, construction, marine and production services throughout the world.

EMAS AMC’s technical strength and track record in combination with EMAS’ broad assets and services provides offshore construction services to the oil and gas industry globally, from seabed to surface. Our offerings include subsea construction, Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR); Floater and FPSO Installation; SURF Installation; Pipelay & Heavylift; Floatover Installation; Decommissioning.

EMAS Energy provides well intervention and drilling services onshore and offshore, offering a fully integrated solution from marine assets to intervention equipment and services. Our range of services includes Workover, Drilling, Fluid Pumping, Nitrogen and Pipeline and Process Services.

EMAS Marine manages and operates a young and diverse range of vessels including anchor handling, towing & supply vessels, anchor handling tugs, platform supply vessels, accommodation-construction jack-ups barges and diving support vessels, speciality boats and fast crew utility boats. These vessels support the offshore oil and gas industry in a wide range of offshore operations throughout the oilfield life cycle.

EMAS Production, under EOC Limited, owns and operates FPSO facilities. Its capabilities include FPSO conversion management and the operation & maintenance of production facilities. It possesses the capability and track record to design and provide FPSO/FSO Mooring & Riser Systems and Turrets, and Fluid Transfer Systems.


Source:BusinessWire , May 19, 2011; Image:Akersolutions

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