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Viking facing some of the highest pressures in the offshore industry

Working for ExxonMobil in the Gulf of Mexico on the Julia Project, the operation faced some of the highest pressures ever seen by the offshore industry.

Viking facing some of the highest pressures in the offshore industry

Several firsts in the subsea arena were achieved, one of them being the deployment of subsea wellhead equipment rated for 15,000psi. A high-integrity pressure protection
system (HIPPS) was designed and constructed – a first for the Gulf of Mexico. The operation called for up to six subsea wells, one six-slot manifold, two umbilicals, six jumpers, two flowlines with two steel catenary risers, two subsea pump modules, and topsides support equipment.

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