HOUSTON (June 23, 2008) – InterMoor Inc., an Acteon company, participated in setting a record for installing the world’s deepest conventional mooring system, InterMoor President Tom Fulton announced.
InterMoor worked with Murphy Sabah Oil Company and their partner Petronas Carigali to moor Diamond Offshore’s Ocean Rover semisubmersible on the Buntal exploration well offshore Sabah, East Malaysia. The rig was moored at depths that required two of the anchors to be set in more than 8,000 ft of water. The deepest leg of the eight-leg conventional mooring system reached 8,431 ft.
InterMoor provided mooring analysis, installation procedures and installation supervision on the project.
Each mooring leg, deployed using the anchor-handling vessels Normand Ivan and Normand Atlantic, consisted of a 10-metric ton Stevpris anchor with the rig’s self-contained wire and chain.
“We are proud of this accomplishment,” said Fulton, “because as the drilling industry moves into deeper and deeper waters, we are proving that we can continue to provide the necessary resources, techniques and experience.”