Pipelaying under way for Marathon's deepwater gulf projects

Global Industries Ltd.'s Chickasaw reel pipelay barge will lay pipe-in-pipe flow lines for Marathon Oil Co.'s Oyster and Arnold deepwater Gulf of Mexico development projects. Photo courtesy of Global. Pipelaying has begun on flow lines for Marathon Oil Co.'s Oyster and Arnold oil field development projects in the Gulf of Mexico. Global Industries Ltd., Houston, started work recently on contracts involving Oyster and Arnold work on Ewing Bank Blocks 917 and 963 in 1,250 ft and 1,800 ft of water, respectively. Under a subcontract from ABB Offshore Technology, Global will weld and reel 8 miles each of dual 6-in. in 10-in. pipe-in-pipe insulated flow lines at Houma, La....

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