On January 1, 2016, a 4-legged jacket toppled over during an installation, 100 miles off the west coast of India. The jacket weighed 2,220 tons and rested 40 feet below the mudline, in a water depth of 190 feet.
With an 8-point anchor spread in place, RESOLVE deployed ROV’s and divers to connect the jacket to the RMG 1000 barge. Anchors were under constant surveillance as there were various oil field pipelines within the vicinity of the job site.
Crews connected the casualty to 14 chain pullers aboard the RMG 1000 in order to lift the jacket out of the mud and off the sea floor. The jacket was successfully removed from the oil field and towed 200 nautical miles off shore for scuttling. The chain pullers were then released simultaneously using wi-fi connected hydraulic cutters.
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