The contract to InterMoor was awarded by UK-based subsea engineering firm Subsea 7, which in turn is the subsea offshore installation contractor of BP for the oil project.

InterMoor is a subsidiary of UK-based subsea services company Acteon and it provides mooring services, foundation solutions and offshore installations.

The company’s role in the Mad Dog 2 project will be to secure a new semi-submersible production platform in water depths of 4,440ft. InterMoor’s work for the Mad Dog 2 platform will include wet tow and mooring installation.

InterMoor global president Tom Fulton said: “This project win is a testament to the confidence both BP and Subsea 7 have in our long-standing expertise and experience.

“The reassurance that InterMoor’s strong track record can give to clients with complex projects is evident in the awarding of this contract.”

According to BP, the Mad Dog 2 project aims to bring a second platform to the super-giant Mad Dog field with first production from the new development expected to commence in late 2021.

The Mad Dog Phase 2 project will feature a new floating production platform which will have a production capacity of up to 140,000 gross barrels of crude oil per day drawn from about 14 production wells.

Earlier in the year, Samsung Heavy Industries had won a $1.26bn contract to construct a floating production unit (FPU) for the project.

BP is the operator of the Mad Dog Field with a stake of 60.5%. Its partners are BHP Billiton with 23.9% and Union Oil Company of California which holds a stake of 15.6%.

Image: InterMoor has won a contract related to the Mad Dog 2 project. Photo: courtesy of InterMoor.