Hub-and-spoke arrangement drawing deepwater interest

Kliewer, Gene
January 2007
Offshore;Jan2007, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p64
Trade Publication
The article describes the hub-and-spoke project Independence Hub located in the Eastern and Central Planning Areas of the Gulf of Mexico. The hub is designed to use 12 synthetic mooring lines to anchor the production facility. The main advantage of these kind of mooring lines is lighter weight compared to steel. In addition, the project calls for 21 exploratory wells and installation of production tubing with a dynamically positioned completion rig for the anchor fields and a semisubmersible drilling unit for the San Jacinto field.


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