Torch Offshore first two Midnight Wrangler projects
Posted: 7 August 2003
Torch Offshore, Inc announced today that the Midnight Wrangler
has completed its first project for Mariner Energy.
The vessel successfully installed a subsea tree onto an existing
wellhead in Mississippi Canyon Block 66 Area. The water depth for
the project was 1,200 ft.
The Company has signed a Letter of Intent for the vessel to work
on a project for Entré Holdings Company in the Gulf of Mexico
Eugene Island Block 294 Area.
The Midnight Wrangler will install one 4.5-inch and two 3.5-inch
coiled tubing flowlines in 200 ft. water depth. Each flowline is
8,000 ft. in length.
The three flowlines will originate from a newly installed Entré
Holdings Company platform and tie-in to an existing platform. The
work will commence in late August, 2003.
Torch Offshore took delivery of the Midnight Wrangler, a DP2, 341-foot
deepwater construction/pipelay vessel in March 2003. The Company
equipped the vessel with a 125-ton crane and a 60-ton crane. When
in pipelay mode, the vessel can accommodate up to four 9.2-meter
reels as part of its modular lay system. In addition, Torch Offshore
and Sonsub signed an alliance partnership for subsea remote intervention
support on the vessel with the 200 hp. INNOVATOR(R) 12 ROV (Remotely
Operated Vehicle) on board.
Lyle G. Stockstill, Torch Offshore Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer, commented, "We are excited to introduce the Midnight
Wrangler to our active fleet and have our first project utilizing
the vessel successfully completed. The first two jobs truly depict
the flexibility, which we consider one of its greatest attributes
and a key to high levels of utilization in the future. The Midnight
Wrangler has been engineered to utilize its powerful cranes, open
deck space and reel capabilities so that it can make an immediate
impact on the financial results of the Company."
Established in 1978, Torch Offshore, Inc is involved in offshore
pipeline installation and subsea construction for the oil and natural
Torch Offshore, Inc. is expanding beyond its established shallow
water niche market in order to serve the industry's worldwide growing
needs in the deep waters.
For more information see http://www.torchinc.com.
Posted by Richard Price,
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