Shell advancing gulf deepwater developments

Guntis Moritis Production Editor Mensa main components include a 200-ton, 94-ft diameter, 12.5-ft high template base and 50-ton, 16-ft diameter, 16-ft high manifold (top photo at left) and subsea trees that are 4-in. by 2-in., 10,000-psi composite block, guidelineless design with a vertical piping connection mandrel for mating with the well jumper (photo above). The template base is shown being towed out to location in the Gulf of Mexico (bottom photo at left). Photos courtesy of Shell Deepwater Development Inc. Mensa Subsea Development [46023 bytes] The deepwater Mensa project, nearing completion, is the latest in a flurry o...

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