McDermott International has been awarded a contract by PEMEX Exploración y Producción for subsea pipeline flowline installation in support of its Ayatsil field offshore Mexico.
The Ayatsil field is Located in the Bay of Campeche and is a heavy crude oil field and is PEMEX's largest discovery to date. Water depths in the area are 114-121 meters.
The scope of work includes design and detailed engineering, procurement, construction and installation of two subsea pipelines. The first line (L1) is a 24 inch diameter (3.2 km) length natural gas pipeline that will connect the PP-Ayatsil-C and PP-Ayatsil-A platforms. The second line (L10) is an 8 inch, (1.5 km) in length oil pipeline that connects to the PP-Ayatsil-C platform.
"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," said Richard Heo, McDermott's senior vice president for North, Central and South America.
McDermott's operating center in Mexico City will perform project management and engineering. Offshore installation is scheduled to be completed in early 2019.