Now when you connect a riser, a rigid riser to the surface with a moving vessel that interface becomes very problematic, so most vessel motion become critical. When you get into one to work on or deploy services into all wells including horizontal, now you have to go to a seven inch diameter riser and the because of motions and handling and everything becomes even more critical. You get into what this picture on the upper left there which is the Q4000.And we’ve opted for the semi-submersible design just because of the motion characteristics of the vessel and the available deck space. The Q4000 was the first of its kind of vessel built specifically for intervention in as deep as 10,000 feet of water. We build there in 2002 and she was the star of Macondo and has gained a lot of credibility in the marketplace.
Helix Energy Solutions Group's CEO Presents At Barclays CEO Energy/Power Conference (Transcript)
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