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Case Study: Delta House

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Audubon Field Solutions' Scope of Work The expanded interface management scope of Audubon Field Solutions included expediting services, cost control management, construction management support, integrated scheduling, and commissioning. The scope of work also included numerous internal model walkthroughs and reviews with LLOG, KOS, and other firms involved in the project. While construction on the Delta House FPS was performed at Kiewit Offshore Services' 555-acre fabrication yard in Ingleside, Texas, the commissioning of other key components and equipment packages were awarded to vendors in different regions of the globe. First steel was cut at Hyundai Heavy Industries Offshore yard in Ulsan, Korea; three separate topside equipment packages were manufactured in Europe (Finland and the UK); and the fabrication of suction piles and mooring equipment for the hull were done in Morgan City, Louisiana. To ensure quality assurance and improve project logistics, Audubon Field Solutions personnel were assigned to oversee operations at several locations. One construction manager spent six months abroad in Europe, while another was stationed in Louisiana for the suction-pile fabrication. An additional construction manager spent eight months offshore assisting with the installation of suction piles. The role of individual construction managers provided oversight and assistance with inspections both in Texas and abroad. Overall, the role of Audubon Field Solutions -- which originally began as a one-person liaison between engineering and construction -- evolved into more than five Audubon Field Solutions employees providing scheduling, expediting, and construction management services to provide oversight for vendors spread out across the globe. Result: Sanction to Installation in 30 Months By expanding Audubon Field Solutions' scope of work to provide interface management services, coordination between contractors was enhanced, procurement of key equipment packages was simplified, and the logistical challenges of working with vendors spread throughout the globe were overcome. This streamlined construction of the Delta House FPS. Lead-time from sanction to installation was just 30 months, which allowed LLOG to remain on schedule with their aggressive goal of first production from the FPS by April 2015. The Delta House FPS reached its location in the Gulf of Mexico in September 2014. It will host production from multiple fields including the MC-300 (Marmalard) and the MC-431 (Son of Bluto 2), both owned by LLOG. Although its "one-size-fits-most" design allows for a great deal of flexibility, it currently has a production capacity of 100,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) and 240 million cubic feet (MMCFD) of gas per day. Audubon Field Solutions People | Flexibility | Relationships | Experience auduboncompanies.com New Orleans | Houston | Baton Rouge | Pittsburgh | Tulsa | Clarksburg REV3-APRIL-2016

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