Delmar Systems, Inc. was awarded a contract by Noble Energy to install five subsea trees using the Heave Compensated Landing System (HCLS) in the Tamar gas field off the coast of Israel in the Mediterranean Sea. The subsea trees will be installed in the Matan block in a water depth of approximately 5,500 feet. Delmar will be working with the Transocean Sedco Express semi-submersible rig for tree installation operations.
The Tamar gas field is one of the largest finds ever discovered in the Mediterranean Sea and is one of the largest discoveries in the history of Noble Energy. According to estimates the field has reserves of approximately 8.4 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas. Project commissioning is expected in late 2012.
The HCLS provides for a safe, efficient, and cost-effective method for subsea component installation. Delmar Systems, Inc. has used this patented HCLS technology for installing a variety of different components ranging from construction to field maintenance activities. This installation method has been widely used for subsea component installations and recoveries. It has also been used in the Gulf of Mexico, Angola, and Brazil. Delmar is a licensed user of this patented technology owned by Shell Oil Company (US Patent # 5,190,107).
“The use of the HCLS minimizes rig critical path installation activities, increases utilization of existing long-term chartered installation vessels, and accelerates development timelines,” said James Soliah, Delmar’s Subsea Manager. “With over 300 installations to date, Delmar continues to demonstrate the safest, most cost efficient solution for subsea component installations available to the industry.”