McDermott Scotland Gets $92-Million Contract From Marathon Oil U.K.

McDermott Scotland, a division of McDermott International, Inc., has been awarded a contract for fabrication of a jacket, the base of an offshore platform, by Marathon Oil U.K. Limited. The contract, in excess of 40 million pounds s t e r l i n g (approximately $92 million), calls for the jacket to be delivered to Marathon in April 1982.

The jacket will be installed in 365 feet of water in Block 16/7A in the Brae Field of the U.K. sector of the North Sea, 155 miles from Aberdeen, Scotland.

The steel jacket will weigh 21,000 metric tons, and is designed to support a topside weight of 38,000 metric tons. It will be held in place by 36 piles, each having a diameter of 84 inches.

The platform will make possible the development of one of the North Sea's deepest reservoirs. It will provide for the development of 46 wells that will reach a depth of up to 13,000 feet. By 1983, this portion of the Brae Field is ex- pected to produce approximately 112,000 barrels of liquid hydrocarbons per day. The platform will have accommodations for 240 personnel.

McDermott International, Inc.

is a subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc. The company and its subsidiaries provide engineering and construction services to the offshore oil and gas industry, and manufacture steam generating equipment, tubular products, insulating products, and automated machine tools.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 30,  Jul 1980

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