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Benguela-Belize

The first compliant piled tower installed outside of the Gulf of Mexico


Client:
Cabinda Gulf Oil Company (Chevron)/DSME

Location:
Offshore Angola

Scope:

Engineering Validation, Detail Design, Procurement Support, 3rd-Party Interface Coordination, 3D PDMS Model

Year:

2005

Project Details

  • Drilling and production platform
  • Topsides are supported by a compliant piled tower in 1,281 ft of water
  • Production capacity: 220,000 bopd

Project Highlights

  • Designated the 2005 Offshore Technology Conference “Project of the Year” Award Winner by the Offshore Energy Association
  • The first compliant piled tower in Africa
  • Largest offshore topsides facility fabricated in a 24-month time frame at the time
  • Client satisfaction reported as 4.7 on a scale of 5
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