New vessel starts servicing wells in Gulf of Mexico

The latest addition to the stimulation-vessel fleet working in the Gulf of Mexico, is the BJ Blue Ray, owned by Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc., Mandeville, La., and operated by BJ Services Co. The BJ Blue Ray stimulation vessel docked in Houston's ship channel in late 2001. Features on the vessel, starting from the top photo on the right and going down, include a fully enclosed pump room, touchscreen control room, Cyclone III blenders, and an array of vertical mixing tanks. Photos courtesy of BJ Services Co.Click here to enlarge imageThe 265 ft long, 60 ft wide, 21-ft deep vessel is the first US flagged American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed "Well Stimulation" vessel built, according...

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