As part of a one-year project to provide mooring and positioning support operations for Shell do Brasil, InterMoor do Brasil Ltda (InterMoor), an Acteon company, has recently beaten the depth record for conventional mooring offshore Brazil with a water depth of 6,650 ft (2,027 m).
The project is for the mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) Noble Clyde Boudreaux and will run until the middle of 2012. Operations focus on the Campos and Santos basins, but could be in any location off Brazil’s southeast coast in water depths ranging from 1,968 to 7,545 ft (600 to 2300 m).
Andre Oliveira, project manager, InterMoor said, “We are committed to delivering safe, efficient and cost-effective mooring operations in support of this drilling campaign. There are challenges, so we have worked with Shell to plan everything in minute detail. This planning is essential if we are to continually break new boundaries such as the previous water depth record for conventional mooring offshore Brazil at 6,610 ft (2015 m). (well depth) and two of the eight anchors moored at 6,650 ft (2027 m).”