Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Turritella FPSO heads for the Gulf of Mexico

From:  OffShore Magazine

COMMENT  - Pay attention to this kind of movement.  FPSOs are dangerous but cut costs and red tap for the companies using them.

Offshore staff

SINGAPORE Shell is one step closer to achieving first oil at its Stones development from the world’s deepest floating production facility. The Turritella FPSO recently set sail from Singapore, where it was built at the Keppel yard, and is on its way to its new home in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Once it reaches the Gulf of Mexico, this facility will connect to subsea infrastructure located in the Lower Tertiary play, beneath 9,500 ft (2,896 m) of water, which Shell says breaks the existing water depth record for an oil and gas production facility. 

Stones is located about 200 mi (320 km) southwest of New Orleans in the Walker Ridge area.  MORE