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    Technip sets deepwater records during Na Kika project

    News // April 16, 2004
    Technip has secured an unprecedented series of deepwater industry records after completion of its work on the Na Kika project, in the Gulf of Mexico.

    The Deep Blue, Technip's 677ft construction vessel, completed its most recent challenge for the Na Kika project in water depths of 7,600ft.

    Na Kika is a Shell/BP joint venture to develop six separate oil and gas fields surrounding Mississippi Canyon Block 474.

    In March 2004, Deep Blue completed the infield pipelines, as well as the steel catenary risers (SCRs) that will bring a production totaling 110,000 barrels of oil and 425 million cubic feet of gas (per day) from below the seabed to the Na Kika platform processing plant.

    The Deep Blue's achievements on Na Kika include: deepest pipe-in-pipe (PiP) J-lay: 6,272ft; deepest rigid pipeline by reel-lay: 7,568ft; deepest pipe-in-pipe by reel lay: 6,940ft; deepest pipeline Steel Catenary Riser (SCR): 6,360ft; deepest pipe-in-pipeSCR: 6,360ft; first reeled pipe-in-pipe in-line sleds; first use of internal buckle arrestors in pipe-in-pipe; first Subsea Remote Operated Vehicle Steel Catenary Riser Transfer Operation.

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