C-Innovation will deploy two construction vessels to perform RWLI services on deepwater assets in the Gulf of Mexico
Houston-based C-Innovation, an aﬃliate of Edison Chouest Offshore, has been contracted to perform riserless light well intervention (RLWI) to support BP’s deepwater activities in the Gulf of Mexico.
The initial contract calls for both mechanical and hydraulic acid stimulations, which will be executed using C-Innovation’s offshore construction and light well intervention vessels Island Venture and Island Performer.
An Ulstein SX165 design, Island Venture is dynamic positioning class 3 capable, with an overall length of 160 m, beam of 30 m, draught of 9 m, with accommodation for 239 and deck area of 2,250 m2. It is fitted with an active heave-compensation offshore crane with a 400-tonne capacity.
Slightly smaller than Island Venture, Island Performer is an Ulstein SX121 design, with a length of 130 m, beam of 25 m, draught of 7.6 m, accommodation for 130 and deck area of 800 m2.
C-Innovation will perform the RLWI activities in water of up to 2,000 m on different assets within the Gulf of Mexico, with a projected start in July.
“This well intervention award from BP is a continuation of other subsea intervention work C-Innovation is performing as the main contract holder”, said C-Innovation subsea manager David Sheetz. “This contract compliments the multi-year IMR agreement currently in place with BP and other operators in the Gulf of Mexico.”
For the work, C-Innovation will use Wild Well’s 7Series subsea well intervention system, a hydraulic stimulation kit from Caltex Oil Tools and the full suite of Halliburton’s wireline, E-Line, coil tubing and pumping units.