Deepwater fixed platform installed in Gulf

11/22/1999
Slings attach the jacket to the Balder crane hook (Fig. 2).Click here to enlarge imageThe Virgo platform is one of the newest additions to Gulf of Mexico production facilities. The Balder positions the 4,000-ton deck above the jacket (Fig. 3).Click here to enlarge imageThe platform sits in 1,130 ft of water in Viosca Knoll Block 823. Only three other fixed conventional platforms have been set in deeper water. The Balder cranes tower above the Virgo platform after the deck is in place (Fig. 4).Click here to enlarge imageElf Exploration is project operator. Coastal Oil & Gas Corp., Nippon Oil Exploration USA Ltd., and Pogo Producing Co. are partners in the development.Enercon Engineerin...
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