Hereema Marine Contractors’ semi-submersible crane vessel Thialf, with the highest rated offshore lifting capacity in the world at 14,200 tons, placed the topsides facility atop Anadarko’s Lucius Spar early this year while dynamically positioned 275 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas in approximately 7,000 feet of water. The production facility weighed in at about 15,000 tons, but was broken up into a series of nine lifts, the heaviest of which was 10,250 tons.
The Lucius topsides is supported by a truss spar built in Finland by Technip. Its transatlantic delivery was completed on board the Mighty Servant I in June 2013.
Once commissioned, the facility will be capable of producing in excess of 80,000 barrels of oil per day and 450 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.