22 May 2007 - 09:46
  • News Code: 105237

Murphy Oil Corp. has let several contracts to Intec Engineering for detailed design of flowlines and export pipelines for the Thunder Hawk project on Mississippi Canyon Block 734 in the Gulf of Mexico.

The work has already begun and will be completed by midyear. It includes the detailed design for twin 8-in. insulated flowlines to be installed in 5,710 ft of water. The lines will transport production fluid from the Thunder Hawk subsea development to the host facility, a floating deep-draft semisubmersible to be located 4.5 miles east of the subsea wells on MC Block 736.


Intec also will perform the detailed design work for two 12-in. export pipelines that will transport the separated oil and gas from the host facility to the Mardi Gras transportation system. This detailed design work includes wall thickness selection, cathodic protection design, expansion and lateral buckling analysis, pipeline crossing analysis, and pipeline routing. Also included is the detailed design of the tie-in jumper spools that will connect the export pipelines to existing tie-in sleds on the Okeanos and Proteus pipelines.


Thunder Hawk is scheduled to start oil production in 2009.


Murphy Exploration & Production Co. USA is the lease operator, and its partners include Dominion Exploration & Development Inc., Hydro Gulf of Mexico LLC, and Marubeni Offshore Production (USA) Inc.


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