C-Innovation LLC (C-I), an Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) company, has expanded into a new facility in Port Fourchon, La.
The new facility has an additional dock for subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) and riserless light well intervention (RLWI) services. The dedicated docks are designed to provide faster mobilization, demobilization and between wells maintenance times.
The second facility offers vessel loading, project system integration testing (SIT), mobilization and demobilization services for the subsea market. With 1,500-sq.-ft. of linear dock space and 400,000-sq.-ft. of yard space, the location features a Manitowoc 888 crane and a Taylor 36,000-lb. forklift. The facility provides 24/7 operations, 24/7 dedicated dispatcher support, a weekday manager, and client offices with conference rooms to be constructed later this year.
“The new facility serves as a hub for executing all of our subsea projects,” JeanPaul Guidry, shorebase operations manager, C-Innovation, said in a statement. “As C-I’s projects move from the initiation and planning phases, our shorebase operation facilities provide an efficient workflow as we move projects into mobilization and execution.”
The new Port Fourchon facility is designed to provide comprehensive solutions for both subsea IMR and RLWI services on multiple vessels simultaneously. For IMR work, C-I provides both short and long-term storage for project equipment. C-I can also mobilize all project equipment onto the vessel without additional movements to or from slips.
For CI’s RLWI services, equipment and fluid can be staged prior to each mobilization or between well maintenance (BWM). SIT and preventative maintenance can be completed at the new facility before the vessel is ready to start a well campaign. The new Port Fourchon location also features a dedicated waste fluid area, allowing the vessel to remove fluids and clean tanks efficiently so new fluids can be loaded in a timely manner.