Oceaneering International, Inc., formed the Oilfield Projects Group (OPG) as a turnkey marine contracting organization to contract, manage, engineer, plan, and execute small to mid-size deepwater projects utilizing Oceaneering resources with the primary focus on the installation of subsea tiebacks in the Gulf of Mexico. OPG focuses on managing, scheduling, and operating Oceaneering’s five Dynamically Positioned (DP-2) Ocean Intervention Multiservice Vessels (MSV’s).
Oceaneering’s Oilfield Projects Group consists of experienced turnkey Project Managers and Engineers, operating out of Oceaneering’s Corporate Headquarters in Houston, Texas. The Oilfield Projects Group integrates project teams utilizing personnel from the various Oceaneering service lines as appropriate to the scope of work. Oceaneering and Fugro Chance have an alliance offering integrated ROV and Survey services to the offshore oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico. The integrated ROV/Survey service offers significant operational and deliverable product benefits, thereby saving time and money.
The primary focus of the Oceaneering/Fugro Chance Alliance is to service the needs of the GOM’s deepwater operators. Oceaneering and FugroChance are recognized leaders in providing ROV and Survey services in the GOM. FugroChance operates and maintains dedicated survey spreads onboard all of Oceaneering’s vessels, including the Dynamic Positioned Multiservice Intervention Vessels. This lowers mobilization costs, shortens systems integration time with the ROV equipment, allows better scheduling for particular work scopes, and provides for more organized maintenance schedules that reduce unscheduled systems downtime.
Oceaneering’s Oilfield Projects Group (OPG) group is constantly engaging in subsea installation work and inspection, maintenance and repair services on subsea facilities, offshore platforms rigs, subsea pipelines, production facilities, and subsea developments primarily in the Gulf of Mexico. Focusing on deepwater subsea installations and field developments utilizing our Multiservice Intervention Vessels, the Oilfield Projects Group incorporates many of the different service lines within Oceaneering to create project specific teams to uniquely position Oceaneering for participation in and benefit from the rapidly developing deepwater market.
OPG also provides skilled teams of certified divers, one-atmosphere ADS WASP diving operations, and Remotely Operated Vehicles and pilots to perform manned diving, pipeline, repair, topside inspections, jumper installations, and testing services. In 2001, OPG set world records for distance (28.5 miles) and water depth (2,720 feet) for a coiled tubing installation. Our team laid our first umbilical containing fiber-optic cables while simultaneously establishing a new Oceaneering umbilical lay water depth record at 5,320 feet. Last, we performed our first two subsea well plug and abandonments, one of which was in water depths exceeding 800 feet and our capabilities have since increased greatly. This demonstrated a new economical and technological use for our Ocean Intervention Vessels and saved our customers money, as opposed to using a drill rig to perform this task.
Oceaneering’s Oilfield Projects Group is continually providing a safe, cost effective, and environmentally friendly solution for oil and gas energy companies, government agencies, and marine engineering and construction corporations. With our experience and applied technologies, we will keep providing our services to customers who operate in extreme marine environments.
Oceaneering’s Oilfield Projects Group (OPG) Capabilities:
- Project Management and Engineering of Deep Subsea Development Projects
- Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair (IMR) of Subsea Facilities
- Deepwater Subsea Tie-back Installations and Intervention
- Design, Fabrication, and Installation of Pull-Tube (I & J) Clamp Systems
- Subsea Coiled Tubing Flowlines Procurement and Installation
- Subsea Flexible Flowlines Procurement and Installation
- Subsea Umbilicals Procurement and Installation
- Subsea Pipeline End Terminations (PLETS) Procurement and Installation
- Subsea Umbilical Termination Assemblies (UTA’s) Procurement and Installation
- Planning, Management, and Execution of Pigging & Testing Flowline Programs
- Conduct Deep-water Pipeline Hot Taps and Deep Tap Projects
- Conduct Deep-water Diverless Pipeline Repairs utilizing ROV’s aboard Vessels
- Plug and Abandonment (P&A) of Subsea Trees and Templates
- Umbilical and Pipeline System recovery
- Manned Sat-Diving Services required from Multiservice Intervention Vessels
- ADS WASP (One Atmosphere Diving Systems) Projects and Services
- Subsea Development Surveys, Salvages, LBL Arrays, USBL Arrays
- Jumpers and Flying Lead Installations
- Strake Installations to Tension Leg Platforms (TLP’s)
- Hydrotesting and Commissioning Subsea Field Developments
- Steel Catenary Riser (SCR) Tie-ins
- Choke and Pod Change-outs
- Mattress Installations and Crossings of Pipelines, Flowlines, and Umbilicals