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    J Ray McDermott subsidiary completes Lukoil contract

    Projects and Operations // October 13, 2009

    J Ray McDermott’s (J Ray) Caspian subsidiary has successfully completed installation of offshore facilities at the Yuri Korchagin field for OOO LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft (LUKOIL), a subsidiary of OAO LUKOIL Oil Company.

    The Yuri Korchagin field is the first of the North Caspian fields in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea to be developed by LUKOIL. The development requires a number of major offshore facilities including an ice-resistant fixed processing platform (LSP-1) and adjacent living quarters (LSP-2) joined together by a 243ft bridge.

    Oil from LSP-1 will be delivered to the marine transportation complex which consists of a FSO and Single Point Mooring via a 36 mile 12in oil pipeline. 

    Within the contractual scope of work, J Ray performed the transportation and installation of 14 foundation piles for LSP-1, transportation and installation of the SPM substructure weighing 1,005 tonnes, including five foundation piles, and the SPM deck, in addition to hook-up of the SPM deck to the substructure.

    Additional work included engineering, procurement, fabrication, transportation and installation of tie-in spools connecting LSP-1 and the SPM to the 36-mile subsea pipeline as well as hydrostatic leak testing and flushing of the entire pipeline system.

    The pipeline was laid by J Ray under a separate contract with LUKOIL in 2008; the company also successfully performed transportation and installation of the FSO, its connection to the SPM system and testing.


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