Case Study – Helix Energy Solutions Group

Photo Credit – Helix Energy Solutions Group 2017

In 2017, Task Products undertook a project for Helix Energy Solutions Group where two Mud Gas Separator Packages were required.

Siem Helix 1 & 2 – two new Drillships which were designed to be used globally as well intervention vessels.

Task Products designed, manufactured and supplied two complete Mud Gas Separator packages – one for each of the Drillships.

The equipment supplied included: all relevant pipework, utilities, crash frames, removable/ adjustable specialised lifting points, gate and ladder arrangements.

The equipment was designed in accordance with ASME VIII, NACE MR-01-75 & PD 5500 and certified by DNV-GL for use in a Zone 1 area (ATEX compliant).

The Mud Gas Separator equipment on both vessels have been in operation for beyond two years (at Aug. ’19) without any lost-time incidents.

In order to further safeguard their employees from the possible damaging effects of H2S, Helix ESG approached Task Products to incorporate additional radar sensors into the design of the Mud Gas Separators. The revised design has been approved and certified by DNV-GL and the retro-fit kits have been successfully installed on the Siem Helix 1 & 2 Helix Vessels.


  • Design, manufacture and supply:
    • i. Two Mud Gas Separator Packages.
    • ii. Crash Frames.
    • iii. Pipework.
    • iv. Flanges.
    • v. Gate and Ladder Arrangements.
    • vi. Radar Sensors.
  • Ongoing Engineering Support.
  • Third-party Certification (DNV-GL).

All work was successfully completed without incident and within the given timeframe.

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