McDermott completes Reliance’s KG-D6 R Cluster project

Source: press release, 11 January 2021

McDermontt’s ‘DLV 2000’ pipe lay vessel
McDermontt’s ‘DLV 2000’ pipe lay vessel (photo: McDermott)

McDermott International, Ltd has announced it has completed the KG-D6 R Cluster subsea field development project and achieved pre-commissioning and ready for start-up for Reliance Industries Ltd., in the Krishna Godavari Basin, located off the east coast of India.

“The safe and successful completion of Reliance’s KG-D6 R Cluster project is a testament to McDermott’s subsea experience in the Bay of Bengal,” says Ian Prescott, McDermott’s Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific. “Pre-commissioning and ready for start-up was achieved despite difficult circumstances – two severe cyclones during the first campaign and, in the second, navigating the challenging conditions of COVID-19. It is an outstanding achievement and demonstrates McDermott’s commitment to reliable execution.”

For the KG-D6 R Cluster project, McDermott built a yard facility in India for the fabrication of risers, jumpers and marine logistics support. The project comprised two offshore campaigns. During the first campaign, the DLV 2000 completed McDermott’s first piggy-back pipelay in S-lay mode (18-inch plus a 4-inch) in 1,300 metres water depth. It also included the installation of the first ever ultra-deepwater structure, weighing 343 tons, for the DLV 2000. Several six-inch pipelines, PLETs and manifolds were installed in water depths up to 1,965 metres. In addition, McDermott installed India’s longest dual riser.

The second campaign included installation of manifolds, manifold piles, flowlines, PLETs (S-mode and J-mode), in-line structures, jumpers and umbilicals in ultra-deepwater depths, together with major brownfield modifications to Reliance’s control and riser platform. Successful flowline and umbilical installation were completed in over 2,000 metres water depth using McDermott vessels: DLV 2000, Lay Vessel 108 and North Ocean 102.