INPEX Ichthys Drilling Campaign
Location: Browse Basin, NW Shelf, Australia
Objective: Provide a solution to allow for year-round operations (during Peak Cyclone Season) with 8 Point DP Moored Rig
Solution: Using Delmar’s Releasable Mooring System with RAR Plus technology, INPEX was able to secure cyclonic season NOPSEMA approval to operate with the plan to evade a cyclonic event
Summary: Delmar Systems, Inc. was awarded this multiyear contract to moor the Maersk Deliverer year-round on an 8 point system in the Ichthys Field. During this campaign, Delmar performed the first mooring line release in Australia
More Detailed Scope of Work:
Delmar Systems, Inc. designed and installed mooring systems using the RAR Plus, an exceptionally reliable acoustic release with mechanical backup. This allowed the Maersk Deliverer the flexibility to obtain NOPSEMA approval to moor year-round and evade cyclonic conditions, just as the rig would with DP only.
Departing a location can be done within an hour, as opposed to days with a standard mooring disconnect. This saves the operators millions on spread cost, even without unforeseen delays during disconnection operations in addition to the cyclonic event risk mitigation