Bullwinkle (oil platform)
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Bullwinkle is a 1,736 feet (529 m) tall, pile-supported fixed steel oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Of the total height, 1,352 feet (412 m) are below the waterline. It is located in Green Canyon Block 65, approximately 160 miles (260 km) southwest of New Orleans. Bullwinkle belongs to Fieldwood Energy LLC. The total field development construction cost was US$500,000,000 according to some sources. The jacket, i.e. the mainly submerged part of the platform, was built by Gulf Marine Fabricators in 1985-1988 at the North Yard location at the intersection of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and the Intracoastal Waterway in Port Aransas, TX, east of Corpus Christi. The platform was installed by Heerema Marine Contractors.
- Info on offshore-technology.com
- Diagram and short description
- Photograph of rig being towed to sea
- Photograph of platform
- 2010 Announcement to decommission and retire the platform
- Leffler; Pattrozi; Sterling. Deepwater. p. 24.