Global Maritime

Shipping of Project Cargos - Julia


Client: Exxon
Timeline: 2015

Much of the effort for a typical Marine Warranty Survey project goes into ensuring that shipments of project materials and equipment are done safely.  A good example of this is the work Global Maritime did for Exxon's Julia project.


The Julia prospect is an oil field located in deep water (7000 feet) in the Gulf of Mexico,  The decision was made to start development of this field by tying back six wells to the nearby Jack and St. Malo platform.


Global Maritime's involvement with this project was as the Marine Warranty surveyor for the loadout and shipment of materials and equipment for the tiebacks.  The cargoes included pin piles, manifolds, mud mats, spool pieces, and assorted tools and equipment.


Our engineers provided a technical review of the seafastening designs, lifting plans, and associated procedures for the loading and transportation of the cargoes.  Marine surveyors inspected the vessels, and witnessed the loading of cargoes and completion of seafastenings before approving each departure.


At request of the self-insured client, Global Maritime engineers also developed seafastening designs for the transport of some spool pieces when the project team needed assistance.

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