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The Stampede oil and gas development is one of the largest undeveloped fields in the Gulf, housing an estimated 350 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalents. Located 115 miles south of Fourchon, LA, the 30,000-foot deep reservoir is one of the largest fields ever explored.  One of the influential facilities of the project is the Tension Leg Platform (TLP), which consist of various injection wells used for hydrocarbon extraction. The Tension Leg Platform, set to launch out of Ingleside, TX, was scheduled for transportation via tow to the hydrocarbon reservoir in the Gulf of Mexico. SWOS was awarded the contract to fabricate and provide roughly 4,000 feet of various synthetic lines for the tow out, with sizes ranging from 1-½ inch to 3-¼ inches in diameter. The primary materials used for the tow out include AmSteel®-Blue/Yellow and RP-12 Nylon™, manufactured by Samson Rope Technologies in Ferndale, Washington. The fiber provided by Samson contained specific characteristics vital to operational success. The shock mitigating characteristics in RP-12, and low stretch and abrasion capabilities of AmSteel® served as a cornerstone of the planning and fabrication process. Each material type served a specific and unique purpose for the steering, pushing, and breaking tugs involved in the inshore portion of the tow, as well as the offshore tow process for the remainder of the voyage. To meet the specific time constraints of the material installment, SWOS specialists allocated, rigorously tested and fabricated all 4,000 feet of line within a 1 ½ week turnaround. On May 5th, 2017, the Tension Leg Platform was safely and successfully launched from Ingleside, TX in route to the reservoir 115 miles into the Gulf. Through strategic planning and extensive commitment to service, SWOS specialists ensured a thorough and detailed fabricating process was achieved to provide a timely synthetic solution to our customer.

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HESS Operations: Stampede Offshore Development