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2013 Technical Luncheon to Highlight the Gulfstar Project

Tuesday, August 13th 2013
11:00 - Networking - 11:30 - Luncheon

Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome, 330 Loyola Ave, New Orleans

$35 in Advance / $40 at door

RSVP to: apidelta2013@gmail.com
For more information call (504) 338-6162

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Gulf1Stafford Menard with Williams will present the Gulfstar Project at the API Delta Section Technical Luncheon on August 13.  Gulfstar is a new spar floating production system (FPS) that will be installed in the Gulf of Mexico to accommodate production from the Amerada Hess operated Tubular Bells field.

The FPS will be the first facility of its kind to be manufactured entirely in the US. It will be based on wet-tree technology and will be deployed in Block 768 of Mississippi Canyon, in a water depth of about 1,310m.

The production platform is designed to process 60,000 barrels of oil a day and 200 million standard cubic feet of natural gas each day. The facility will supply seawater injection services as well.

Williams designed Gulfstar FPS as a standard design to provide a flexible, reliable solution for deepwater producers.  This standard design approach allows customers to reduce their cycle time from discovery to first oil. From sanctioning a project to completion, Gulfstar can be delivered in 30 months.

Gulfstar is the first system of its kind to be built in the United States, creating 1,000 jobs in 20 states. Fabrication of the hull is taking place in Aransas Pass, Texas, while the topsides fabrication is occurring in Houma, La. At least 90 percent of the materials are being sourced in the U.S

Stafford will review the vision of the Gulfstar concept, the construction of Gulfstar, and the commercial aspects of the project at the technical luncheon.