Deep Down, Inc. developed the Moray® connection and designed it to host all control supplier J-plates for ease of connectivity and to handle full installation loads. Consisting of an electrohydraulic umbilical joining compliant loose tubes via a strength termination connection to a Moray® it can host fibre transfer and test system (FITAS) and electrical connectors parked on the Moray® bracket. Flying leads are parked in the basket and the connectors are parked on the Moray® bracket.
This design is for unlimited length of single well step-outs with only a tree connection required and has been successfully used on the Kerr McGee Navajo and BHP Boris projects. Cameron is also using the system for five infield umbilicals for the ExxonMobil Erha project. This system is ideal for connecting one field to another, connecting to single well tie-backs and for distances beyond the installation range.
We are also in the process of manufacturing a Mini-Moray® which is a DDI LSFL connected to the new DDI J-plates which are more compact and easier to install and less expensive. Cobras and Morays® were developed to compensate for the limitations of existing J-plates. The DDI Mini-Moray® LSFL can be manufactured up to 10,000 feet long and with the new integral J-plate, more flying leads can be stacked on the stackable baskets and installed in a single mobilization. Deep Down, Inc. continues to develop and refine the SFL in all its forms to further broaden the reliable choices of subsea distribution systems for the industry.