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    bp Atlantis

    The photos below are of the hull for the project (bp Atlantis) I've been working on for the past three years. To put its size in perspective it is approximately 300 feet square. It set sail last week on a two month trek to Corpus Christi, Texas where three process modules will be install on top of it. The shipyard in the backgroud is DSME in Okpo, Korea.

    The total weight of the three modules to be installed on the top is roughly 50,000 tons each or 150,000 tons total. When complete the platform will be installed in 7,000 feet of water on the continental shelf in the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to this project I worked on a platform that was installed in 5,000 feet water and at that time it was a record depth. This platform will be a new record depth.

    It has 60 megawatts of generation and will be capable of pumping 200,000 barrels of oil per day. This is a personal best for me but not for my company. Just last week another platform left Corpus Christi that was designed to pump 250,000 barrels of oil per day.

    Just wanted to share.

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    Senior Member Master in FishingTX
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    That's a nice rig there. I work for an International Drilling company so I'm used to seing monster size platforms....

    But this thing is a MAMOTH.....
    A bad day of fishing is better than a good day at the office!!!!

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    Registerd user Master in FishingTX dwaynez's Avatar
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    Very Impressive Piper

    Nice looking piece of machinery there.
    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
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    It arrived at Ingleside, Texas today. Ingleside is across the bay from Corous Christi.

    Things are going to get busy again.

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