McDermott International has received a subsea pipeline and flowline installation contract to support Pemex Exploración y Producción’s Ayatsil field in Mexico.
According to McDermott, the value of the contract ranges between $1m and $50m.
Ayatsil is a heavy crude oil field located 50 miles northwest of Ciudad del Carmen in the Bay of Campeche offshore Mexico with water depths ranging from 114m to 121m.
Under the contract, McDermott will handle design and detailed engineering, procurement, construction and installation of two subsea pipelines including a 24in diameter first line (L1) and an 8in second line (L10).
L1 is a 1.9 mile-long natural gas pipeline that will connect the PP-Ayatsil-C and PP-Ayatsil-A platforms whereas L10 is a 0.9 mile oil pipeline that will connect the PP-Ayatsil-C platform.
McDermott North, Central, and South America senior vice-president Richard Heo said: “This award follows on the proven track record we have had in Mexico with Pemex, including the fabrication and installation of the Ayatsil-C platform and the fabrication and future installation of Abkatun.
“This opportunity enables us to demonstrate our subsea capabilities in offshore Mexico. We look forward to working closely with Pemex to successfully delivering this project with safety and quality at the forefront throughout the execution.”
McDermott will handle project management and engineering operations through its operating centre in Mexico City. The company expects to complete the subsea pipeline and flowline installation early next year.
The company offers technology, engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry. It currently operates in more than 54 countries with 40,000 employees and engineers.