Commissioning contract let for Tahiti spar

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Jan. 19 -- Chevron USA Inc. has let a contract to John Wood Group PLC subsidiary Deepwater Specialists Inc. for commissioning support services for the Tahiti truss spar to be located on Green Canyon Block 640 in 4,000 ft of water 190 miles southwest of New Orleans.

Technip is handling engineering, procurement, and construction (OGJ, Nov. 21, 2005, Newsletter).

The first phase of the Deepwater Specialist contract, covering development of commissioning plans, schedules, and processes, has begun. A second phase will include onshore commissioning of the topsides and dynamic commissioning of all systems offshore.

Mustang Engineering, another Wood Group company, performed the front-end engineering design and is performing detail design of the Tahiti topsides oil and gas processing facilities.

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