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Chevron Blind Faith

Chevron Blind Faith

U.S., Gulf of Mexico Blocks MC 695 and 696

Landmark: FMC's first high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) EHXT System (280-300F (140-150C) at 15,000 psi); first use of FMC's Torus IV SHD H-4 wellhead connector

The Blind Faith discovery is located in the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi Canyon 696, approximately 160 miles (257 km) southeast of New Orleans, Louisiana. The water depth in the area is approximately 7,000 ft (2,134 m). The subsea production system provided by FMC Technologies is designed for 280-300F (140-150C) and 15,000 psi and operated by electro-hydraulic control system. The 5"x2" Enhanced Horizontal Trees (EHXT) will be API Fluid class "HH", with the manifold as "EE+". Round-trip pigging capability is incorporated into the manifold design. The overall system is pre-engineered to add downhole gas lift via the tree in the future.

  • Four 5"x2" 15K 300F EHXT with FMC's Torus IV 15K super heavy duty 30" mandrel wellhead connector
  • One four-slot 15,000 manifold and foundation structure (suction pile)
  • FMC Novolastic™ thermal insulation on tree, manifold and PLETs
  • Two Pipeline End Terminations (PLETs) and foundation structures
  • FMC MAX™ mechanical well and flowline jumper connector systems
  • FMC 2" TL ROV (gas lift) connection systems
  • FMC steel flying lead systems
  • FMC KOS 150 topside and subsea electro-hydraulic control system
  • Project management and engineering
  • Qualification testing, rental and purchase installation and workover tooling
  • System integration, testing, installation assistance, service and maintenance