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Chevron platform moved to sheltered waters after damage to installation tendons caused

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Chevron has moved a deepwater Gulf of Mexico platform to sheltered waters after damage was caused its installation tendons.

The company said the Big Foot TLP was not connected to any subsea wells or tendons at the time of the incident.

A spokesman said the tendons were pre-installed in preparation for connection to the Big Foot TLP, but between May 29 and May 31st, several tendons lost buoyancy.

He said: “There are no producing wells at Big Foot at this time. There were no injuries and there has been no release of any fluids to the environment.

“Damage to the tendons, which are not connected to subsea wells and are used to attach the TLP to the seafloor, is being assessed. First production will not commence in late 2015 as planned.”

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