Replacement module set on Petronius

Click here to enlarge imageSaipem's S7000 derrick barge used one of its two 7,700-ton capacity cranes to set the 3,850-ton south deck module on the Petronius compliant tower on Apr. 28, 2000. The new module replaced the original $70-million module that was dropped and lost while being lifted in December 1998.Texaco Inc. is operator of the $500-million Petronius development in the Gulf of Mexico Viosca Knoll Block 786, about 130 miles southeast of New Orleans.The Petronius compliant tower sits in 1,754 ft of water and rises to more than 2,000 ft above the seafloor, making it the world's tallest freestanding structure, according to Texaco.The replacement module contains production...

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