Fossil energy – development
McDermott International has secured a design contract for the Trion field development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico offshore Mexico.
The contract has been awarded by BHP Petróleo Operaciones de México, S De RL De CV (BHP), in partnership with Pemex.
Under the contract, McDermott will provide pre-front-end engineering design (pre-FEED) services for a floating production unit (FPU), which will have a capacity of 100,000 barrels of oil per day.
The FPU is planned to be installed in a water depth of approximately 2,500m at the Trion field, which is located approximately 30km south of the US/Mexico border and approximately 180km from the Mexican coastline.
Planned to start production in 2025, the Trion field is estimated to have a development cost of approximately €10bn ($11bn).
The contract includes engineering tasks pertaining to the configuration, sizing and analysis of the FPU, including topsides, hull, risers and mooring.
McDermott said that a single, integrated team will lead project management and execution planning.