BP has awarded a subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) contract to Subsea 7 for the Manuel project in the US Gulf of Mexico.
A precise value has not been disclosed for the contract but Subsea 7 described it as “sizeable”, defining this as being between US$50M and US$150M.
Subsea Integration Alliance, a partnership between Subsea 7 and OneSubsea Schlumberger will execute the Manuel project, which comprises a two-well development tieback to the Na Kika production facility, working in water depths of up to 1,900 m.
The SURF element of the project includes engineering, procurement, construction and installing an electrically heat-traced flowline (EHTF) and a steel catenary riser, along with all associated subsea structures and front-end engineering and design. The project is the first in the US market to use Subsea 7’s EHTF technology.
Subsea 7’s vice president for the Gulf of Mexico Craig Broussard said “Together with our SIA partner, OneSubsea, and the BP team, we have produced an optimised solution that will deploy EHTF technology.
“This has enabled us to reduce the total cost of the project, while accelerating the first oil target date to just 24 months from discovery.”
Offshore operations on the project are due to commence in Q4 2019.
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