Houston, TX 77084
Awarded FEED for the development of a proprietary Buoyant Tower concept for use in the shallow water offshore Peru. Work will include concept design, FEED, structural and mechanical design, conceptual installation planning, cost estimates and execution plan.
In this current project, HWD is supporting a major US oil & gas company with model development and retention for structural, global performance, and risers which will be utilized in the integrity management process on two of their Gulf of Mexico offshore floating facilities.
Platform Relocation Analysis
This effort was comprised of in depth evaluation of various offshore Gulf of Mexico floating systems for tieback opportunities and platform relocation potential. Documented naval architecture, riser design, developed execution plans and costing were delivered as part of the scope of work.
Drilling Riser Support
HWD was contracted by a major international oil company to assist them with analysis of technical mechanical issues relating to deepwater drilling risers.
Containment System Riser Design/Analysis
HWD performed design and analysis of various systems that were deployed on Macondo including analysis of extending these systems to work in water depths up to 8000 feet.
OTEC (Offshore Thermal Energy Conversion)
The concept design, naval architecture, global performance, construction planning, execution plan development and costing technology for the platform were delivered by the Horton Wison team in support of OTEC, which is a process that leverages the ocean’s natural thermal gradient to generate power. Additional follow up awarded contracts to the OTEC project included concept/scantling design for a remora system to accompany the OTEC platform. The scope of work also included definition of design requirements for all phases of the construction, installation, and removal of the remoras.
HWD provided support for Wison Floating Systems for their bid on a Tension Leg Platform structure by providing the Global Performance reports as well as the analysis and design for both the top tensioned risers and steel catenary risers. HWD also assisted WFS by lending design support for wellbay and topsides layout, installation planning, and foundations.
Spar Relocation Study
Under contract with a confidential client, HWD performed detailed design and created execution plans for potential relocation of the Red Hawk spar to the central Gulf of Mexico.
HWD responded with specialized riser analysis as well as design recommendations for systems to collect oil from the Macondo spill.
HWD provided support for Matt Simmons’ Ocean Energy Institute in evaluating the potential for offshore wind power in the deepwater Gulf of Maine. In addition, Ed Horton contributed to these efforts by taking part as an active member of the advisory board for the institute.
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