McDermott International has secured an emergency pipeline repair job contract for offshore UAE.
As part of the deal, the company has deployed the dive support vessel (DSV) Thebaud Sea for an emergency pipeline repair intervention.
McDermott said that the DSV has been fast-tracked for the third time in recent months to carry out an emergency response, while the contract is included in its first-quarter 2014 backlog.
McDermott offshore executive vice-president Scott Cummins said: "Pipeline failures can often result in significant production loss, which is why reaction speed to these cases is critical.
"The pipeline must be safely isolated and then stabilised before any repairs can be executed, to ensure the safety of the diver and the environment.
"With the support of in-house offshore resources, McDermott engineering teams have completed several EPRS studies on behalf of a number of clients."
McDermott, which provides integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services for upstream field developments, delivers fixed and floating production facilities, pipelines and subsea systems for complex offshore and subsea oil and gas projects to produce and transport hydrocarbons.
Image: McDermott's Thebaud Sea is contracted for a third pipe-repair project. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.