McDermott To Build Second Offshore Platform For Union Oil Company

J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc.

has received a letter of intent from Union Oil Company of California for a turnkey project which will involve the design, fabrication, and installation of a second giant offshore platform in the East Breaks Field in the Gulf of Mexico.

When completed in 1982, the c o m b i n a t i o n drilling-production platform will stand 1,020 feet above the Gulf floor in East Breaks Block No. 159.

The platform's 960-foot jacket will contain 21 well slots, and is designed with a special eightlegged configuration. To reduce wave stress, its launch trusses will terminate 215 feet below sea level with only the four external legs extending out of the water to join the deck section.

The launch weight of the jacket, pre-installed conductors, and skirt piles will be approximately 18,000 tons. These and the deck sections will be designed by Mc- Dermott Engineering Services Group-New Orleans. They will be fabricated and installed by the McDermott S t r u c t u r a l Group, based in Morgan City, La.

Union Oil Company of California is the operator of the East Breaks Field for the partnership composed of Union, Amoco Production Company, and Mobil Oil Company.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 6,  Jul 1980

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