Project Tag: Gulf Coast

BP Platform Recovery Project

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf of Mexico in 2005 and devastated the already aging oil field. It was determined that a large majority of the platforms would not be repaired; instead,they were to be shut down,and the remaining scrap metal was to be transferred into designated reef areas under the “Rigs for Reefs” program. We were contracted to provide saturation- and surface-supplied diving services for the subsea wellhead intervention operations,platform remediation,and platform removal work required in conjunction with this hurricane clean-up.

The project included saturation diving to remove damaged structures from five different platforms,as well as wedding cake operations and 38 wellhead installations. Work depth was between 103-140 feet of sea water (fsw).