Julia phase-1 tied-back to Chevron Jack & St Malo
The super major ExxonMobil from USA and Statoil from Norway, made the final investment decision (FID) in April 2013 to start the development of the Julia oil and gas field in the US part of the Gulf of Mexico.
Drilled in 2007, 285 kilometers southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Julia field is among the largest crude oil fields discovered in the Gulf of Mexico in the years 2000s.
Located in the ultra deep water of Walker Ridge, Julia covers five leases WR-540, WR-583, WR-584, WR-627, and WR-628.
– ExxonMobil 50% is the operator
– Statoil 50%
According to the last estimations, Julia should hold six billion barrels reserves in-place of crude oil out of which one billion should be recoverable reserves.
With $4 billion capital expenditure, the actual FID refers to the first phase of this Julia development program.
This Jack & St Malo platform is located only 20 kilometers away from Julia.
FMC and Technip won Julia subsea EPC packages
– Six subsea trees
– Associated tie-in equipment
On its side Technip has been awarded the project management, engineering and fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of a subsea package including:
– 48 kilometers insulated flowlines
– Steel catenary risers
– Flowline end terminations
Together with its subsidiary Genesis, Technip Houston office will provide the complete detailed design of the flowlines.
The flowlines and risers will be produced in Technip Alabama facility.
They will be installed with the Technip Deep Blue deepwater pipelay vessel.
With this Julia phase-1 project, FMC Technologies and Technip will install one of the first subsea equipment for crude oil production in the ultra deep water frontier of the Gulf of Mexico.