Petrobras - Chinook / Cascade

Project Details & RCI Activities:

Project Date: May 2007
Location: Walker Ridge 250/469 blocks

Cascade and Chioonk are located in the Walker Ridge 250/469 blocks, approximately 300km (180 miles) south of the Louisiana coast. The fields will initially developed with two subsea wells in Cascade and subsea well in Chinook, approximately 30km south of Cascade. The FPSO is specified to have 600,000 barrels of oil storage capacity, 80,000bpd processing capacity, and 16mmcfpd of natural gas export capacity. It will feature a disconnectable turret buoy, allowing the FPSO to move offsite during severe weather events stuch as hurricanes. It is moored by a polyester mooring system linked to torpedo piles and vertically loaded anchors.

Project Management Scope of Work:

  • Provided various contract managers responsible for installation of umbilicals, jumpers, and flying leads, including related satellite contracts for design, fabrication, and testing of umbilical hang-off equipment, subsea commissioning equipment, and diverless subsea umbilical pull-in system for submerged production turret buoy.
  • Worked with procurement and legal departments to develop bid packages, evaulate bids, and negotiate fabrication/installation contracts.
  • Managed teams overseeing contractors and subcontractors for fabrication of flowline jumpers and installation of jumpers, control umbilicals, power umbilicals for subsea boosting system, and associated steel flying leads and electrical flying leads in 8,800 FSW.
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