Independence project wins award

Platts has awarded Enterprise Products Partners LP and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. with Engineering project of the year for their Independence project in the Gulf of Mexico. The announcement was made during the tenth annual Platts Global Energy Awards event held 3 December 2008 in New York City, USA. The competition drew entries from energy companies in 22 countries that represent more than a dozen industry sectors. Located in the ultra-deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Independence consists of a central processing hub, a 134mi export pipeline and an array of subsea infrastructure with the capability to deliver up to 1 billion cu/ft of natural gas per day. When it began production in July 2007, the Independence project established numerous records for offshore development, including: the world’s deepest platform in approximately 8000ft of water; the world’s deepest subsea production tree, located in 9000ft of water; the world’s deepest flowline installation; the world’s deepest export pipeline and riser, originating in 8000ft of water; the world’s longest mooring lines at 2.4mi; and the Gulf of Mexico’s largest gas processing facility with 1 Billion cu/ft per day of capacity.
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