Today we’re preparing to make the next two giga block lifts, where we’re going to move them from the ground over to the offshore floating dock.
Most ship construction works with mega blocks. Those are in the 1,000-ton range. But a giga block is made of multiple mega blocks and in our case, we’re up around 4,000 to 5,000 tons.
To have a strong EHS culture, there’s two things you need - one is communication. The next is teamwork. We have a great team. Our inspectors and our EHS guys make sure that the work is done safe.
After the giga block’s complete, we have all of the mechanical completion activities - piping, ENI. And then the big one is the final weighing of the platform before float off.
Then we’ll be ready to move the hull over to the transport vessel for transport back to the Gulf of Mexico.
Today we are loading the hull onto the Dockwise transport vessel to bring it to Ingleside, Texas. We’ll take it to Kiewit; we’ll offload it off the Dockwise vessel, we’ll sink it down and put the topsides on it.
It was a very good working environment with Hess, Modec and Samsung. We pulled together and we were truly one team the whole time.
Today marks a major milestone in the process of getting Stampede to first oil offshore delivery. We had the hull arrive. We’ll now be able to outfit the hull, here at Kiewit Offshore Services. We’ll be able to get the topsides lifted on to it and get the facility integrated and commissioned, ready for offshore service.
We sailed away on June 12, which was the exact date we put in the schedule in 2014. So that was quite a milestone. We predicted fifty-five to sixty days. We completed the trip in fifty-four days.
It was just a magnificent sight coming in. The sun was on it. The dolphins were riding the wake in front of the vessel, which is good luck for us. It just couldn’t have been any better.
This is one of the most open projects I have worked on. We have worked very closely with Chevron, Statoil, and Nexen. We have had them involved in our HazIds and our risk assessments and also engaged them in terms of lessons learned. And I think it’s created a very good relationship.
This project’s unique for a couple of different reasons. One, the excellent delivery that we had here today with the hull in great shape. Now, as we move into the next step, we’ve got great delivery with the topsides and the other facilities. And as we roll into that with KOS, we expect the same excellent delivery, from a safety standpoint, high quality, and so it looks like we’re set up for success to be able to continue the delivery on this project.