BHP Billiton Petróleo Operaciones de México, S. De R.L. De C.V. (BHP) has awarded DNV GL a multidisciplinary contract by to provide classification, verification, and independent analysis of the Trion Floating Production Unit (FPU).
Located approximately 35 kilometres south of the U.S./Mexico border and approximately 200 kilometres from the Mexican coastline, the FPU will be installed in a water depth of approximately 2,500 metres.
BHP holds a 60 per cent interest in the development and PEMEX a 40 per cent interest.
The contracted verification scope includes full project compliance to the Mexican offshore regulations, NOMs (Official Mexican) standards and BHP’s safety case requirements.
The scope of work also includes several independent analyses to be conducted during the front-end engineering design and detailed design phase of the project