Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract by Aker BP for the Ærfugl Phase 2 gas field development
Ærfug is a field in the northern Norwegian Sea, which is being developed in two phases. The field is jointly owned by Aker BP, Statoil Petroleum, DEA Norge and PGNiG Upstream Norway.
This EPCI contract is a long-distance tie-back involving the application of Subsea 7’s electrically heat traced flowline (EHTF) technology for 13.5 km from the subsea location to the existing infrastructure.
Subsea 7 has a long-term subsea alliance agreement with Aker BP. Project management and engineering will commence immediately at Subsea 7’s offices in Stavanger, Norway. Fabrication of the EHTF system will take place at Subsea 7’s spoolbase at Vigra, Norway and offshore operations will take place during 2020 and 2021.
Subsea 7 vice president, Norway, Monica Th. Bjørkmann said “Electrically heat traced flowlines have been developed by Subsea 7, in collaboration with InterPipe, to deliver leading insulation performance and enable cost-effective long-distance tie-backs. We look forward to continuing our alliance with Aker BP for the development of Ærfugl and future projects.”
Subsea 7 was also awarded an offshore contract in China on 17 December.
The contract was awarded by Offshore Oil Engineering Co (COOEC), for CNOOC’s Lingshui 17-2 Gas Field Development Project the South China Sea. The field is approximately 150 km offshore Sanya, Hainan province.
The contract scope includes transporting and installing five steel catenary risers with diameters ranging from 25 cm to 71 cm. Lingshui 17-2 field water depth ranges from 1,450 m to 1,560m.
Project management and engineering will commence immediately at Subsea 7’s offices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with offshore operations taking place in H1 2021.
Subsea 7 vice president Asia, Christopher Ratajczak said “We recognise the importance of this project to both COOEC and the operator, CNOOC. We are delighted that they have selected Subsea 7 as their partner. It further demonstrates the trust that clients put in our ability to deliver technically challenging projects in deep water.”
Subsea 7 did not disclose the value of either contract but acknowledged that they are ‘sizeable’. In a statement on its website the company defined ‘sizeable’ as a contract valued between US$50M and US$150M.