EMAS AMC, the subsea division of EMAS, a leading global offshore contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions to the oil and gas (O&G) industry, today announced that its flagship subsea construction vessel, Lewek Constellation, has established an industry record for pipelay in the U.S Gulf of Mexico (“GOM”)
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The Lewek Constellation has set an industry pipelay record in the GOM in 7,368 feet (2,246 metres) of water during her sea trials. In preparation for the execution of three subsea tie-back projects for Noble Energy, she performed her final pipelay trial in the US GOM and during the deployment of the 3.2 kilometre, 16-inch diameter, 28mm wall thickness pipeline, complete with the second end pipeline end termination (PLET), the tension recorded was 632mT, rendering this the highest tension ever experienced in the history of rigid reeled-lay operations.
“Successfully laying the test pipe at this record-breaking top tension during pipelay trials is a significant achievement for EMAS and an industry first,” said Lionel Lee, Chairman, EMAS AMC. “It’s a testament to the experience and expertise of our people combined with the quality of our new vessel built by EMAS Group’s subsidiary TRIYARDS in Vietnam. I want to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our integrated project teams in preparation for this important milestone.
“What this record means for clients going forward is that we can offer a more efficient pipelay solution in ultra-deep water for pipelines up to 16 inch in diameter when compared to traditional S-Lay or J-Lay methods, even with thick insulation coatings, thereby giving our clients more options to consider,” said John Meenaghan, Vice President Global Operations.
about the Group
EMAS – a leading global contracting group providing offshore/subsea construction, marine, production and well intervention services – is Ezra’s operating brand. With offices across six continents, it delivers best-value solutions to the oil and gas (O&G) industry by combining its global footprint and proven engineering skills with a diverse offering of premium assets and services designed to fully meet clients’ needs.
Operating in unison, Ezra’s core divisions are able to execute a full spectrum of seabed-to-surface engineering, construction, marine and production services anywhere in the world.
EMAS AMC is a global EPCIC service provider of comprehensive subsea-to-surface solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry, especially in the SURF and Subsea Tie-Back sector. Core business services include subsea installation of umbilicals/power cables, pipelines as well as platforms, FPSO and floater installations.
EMAS Energy provides well intervention and drilling services both onshore and offshore, offering fully integrated solutions that combine its marine assets with state-of-the-art intervention equipment and services.
EMAS Marine, under subsidiary company EMAS Offshore Limited, manages and operates a young, versatile fleet of advanced offshore support vessels, offering an extensive range of maritime services that cater to the client’s needs throughout a field’s life cycle.
EMAS Production, also under subsidiary company EMAS Offshore Limited, owns and operates FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) facilities, offering services that support the post-exploration needs of offshore fields, such as FPSO conversion management.
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