Weather complicates Na Kika installation

Hurricane Claudette and strong loop currents affected installation of the Na Kika semisubmersible production unit in the Gulf of Mexico. The Na Kika production unit began its tow from a yard in Ingleside, Tex., on June 28 (Fig. 1). Photo courtesy of Shell Exploration & Production Co.Click here to enlarge imagenullShell Exploration & Production Co. said the hurricane caused a 6-day delay in the installation and that earlier the loop currents in the area had caused placing the unit into a holding pattern for several days during its 503 nautical miles tow from the Kiewit Offshore Services fabrication yard in Ingleside, Tex., near Corpus Christi, to Mississippi Canyon Block 474.The unit bega...

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