Helix Producer I The Gulf of Mexico's First Floating Production Unit
The Helix Producer I DP2 monohull floating production unit is designed to produce hydrocarbons and export to shore via pipeline or tanker. The vessel is equipped with a disconnectable transfer system (DTS) which allows the ship to weathervane during production. This setup also allows disconnection from flowlines, pipelines and umbilicals, enabling the vessel to seek shelter from severe weather and during conditions where position onsite cannot safely be maintained.
Upon return to the production site, the DTS buoy can be retrieved and reconnected so that processing operations can resume.
The Helix Producer I is designed to serve smaller oil fields in deepwater over the life of the facility, and can also be used as an early production test vessel.
Process facility capacities are as follows:
Nominal Oil Production: 30,000 BOPD
Maximum Oil Production: 45,000 BOPD
Maximum Water Production: 50,000 BWPD
Maximum Total Liquids Production: 60,000 BFPD
Maximum Associated Gas Production: 72 MMSCFD