June 03, 2021

McDermott International announced it has completed work on Reliance Industries Limited KG-D6 Satellite Cluster Project, off the east coast of India.
“McDermott’s work on the KG-D6 R and Satellite Cluster Projects included many firsts, including the deepest pipelay in India at 6,069 feet (1,850 meters) and the first piggy-back pipelay by our Derrick Lay Vessel 2000,” said Mahesh Swaminathan, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific. “Completing these scopes despite some of the obstacles we faced, including cyclones and COVID-19, is testament to our project execution expertise in complex subsea environments and demonstrates our dedication to delivering our customer’s projects safely.”
The Satellite Cluster Project scope included subsea pipelines and the installation of jumpers, umbilicals, in-line structures, pipelines, subsea manifolds and associated structures and pre-commissioning of pipelines and umbilicals. McDermott’s Derrick Lay Vessel 2000 and North Ocean 102 were used on the scope. At its peak, there were approximately 500 personnel working offshore supporting installation and pre-commissioning activities.
The KG-D6 block is located in the Krishna Godavari Basin, off the coast of Kakinada, India. The offshore block is situated approximately 40-60km southeast of Kakinada in the Bay of Bengal. The water depth in the area ranges from 400m to 2,300m. The R-Cluster, Satellites Cluster and MJ fields in the KG-D6 block are estimated to hold approximately three trillion cubic feet of recoverable gas reserves.
The field was Reliance’s first offshore gas field development and its first underwater discovery. It was also India’s largest deposit of natural gas and the largest such discovery in the world in 2002.
(Source and image: McDermott – DLV 2000 vessel)