Spar platform technology moves forward in the Gulf of Mexico with Kerr McGee's new gas development.
Using a proprietary Technip-Coflexip design, development of Red Hawk will see the first use of a cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico.
Red Hawk, estimated to contain 250 Bcf of gas, also will become the deepest deployment of a spar so far by Kerr-McGee in a water depth of 5,300 ft (1,615 m).
The cell spar, the first of its type, was designed to be used on medium-size fields. "The other spars are...