|Jessica Tippee Houston|
McDermott International has a letter of award from Reliance Industries for a subsea field development in the Krishna Godavari basin offshore eastern India. The contractor will be responsible for engineering, procurement, installation, and pre-commissioning of subsea flowlines, vent lines, and a pipeline-end manifold for connection with six subsea wells in the R-Cluster field in water depths of up to 6,890 ft (2,100 m). Its scope includes in-field pipelines, a Monoethylene Glycol line, pipeline-end terminals, jumpers, risers, the umbilicals system, and modification of the control riser platform to interface with the new facilities.
Reliance has an option to extend the program to five to seven more subsea wells for the Satellite-Cluster, with two additional subsea structures and flowlines in water depths of 4,593-5,905 ft (1,400-1,800 m).
McDermott’s Engineering Center in Chennai will provide engineering and project management oversight, supported by the company’s branch in Kuala Lumpur and vessels from its global fleet. Work on the base scope should be completed by 2Q 2020, and the optional scope in 1Q 2021.
Reliance is developing the deepwater R-Cluster and Satellite-Cluster gas and oil fields in the KG-D6 block, the northwestern boundary of which is around 24-37 mi (40-60 km) southeast of Kakinada in water depths of 1,312-7,545 ft (400-2,300 m).
Elsewhere offshore India, McDermott’sNO 102 vessel has completed installation of the remaining deepwater umbilicals and most of the pipeline jumpers for ONGC’s Vashishta project. The company’s consortium partner Larsen & Toubro has finished construction of the onshore pipeline sections and installation of the onshore umbilical.
In August, McDermott and Baker Hughes, GE company started front-end engineering design for POSCO Daewoo Corp. for an EPCIC tender for the Shwe Phase 2 development offshore Myanmar. This covers new subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines, subsea production system facilities and platform brownfield modifications.
Trendsetter Engineering’s subsea hydraulic stimulation system known as STIM.
Trendsetter completes subsea hydrate remediation project in the GoM
Trendsetter Engineering recently used the subsea hydraulic stimulation system known as STIM to conduct hydrate remediation and flowline decommissioning in the Gulf of Mexico. The 20-mi (32-km) long flowline located in 4,800 ft (1,463 m) of water was believed to have multiple hydrate plugs which prevented the flushing and abandonment of the line in compliance with BSEE regulations.
Deployed from theM/V Island Venture, the system was used to conduct the remediation operations using a proprietary methodology developed in conjunctions with alliance partners, Halliburton and C-Innovations. The method uses nitrogen generation systems at the surface and the STIM system subsea to boost fluids to surface and reduce the pressure at the hydrate, allowing for rapid disassociation. After remediating the hydrates and recovering 175 bbl of flowline content to surface, the flowline was then flushed clean and prepared for permanent abandonment.
The Offshore Services Alliance was formed to provide integrated and value-added solutions for subsea well intervention and subsea inspection, maintenance and repair operations to offshore operators.
Aker Solutions will manufacture more than 25 mi (40 km) of umbilicals at its factory in Moss, Norway. (Courtesy Aker Solutions)
Aker to supply umbilicals for three Statoil projects
Aker Solutions has won contracts to provide umbilicals for three Statoil-operated projects offshore Norway. The company will manufacture more than 25 mi (40 km) of umbilicals at its factory in Moss, Norway, for the Johan Sverdrup and Utgard developments in the North Sea and the Bauge-Njord tieback in the Norwegian Sea.
Luis Araujo, Aker Solutions’ CEO, said: “By combining the delivery for three separate projects into one order, we are able to boost efficiency and reduce costs for the customer.”
TechnipFMC wins SURF assignments offshore Malaysia, Norway
Murphy Sabah Oil has awarded TechnipFMC an EPCIC contract for the Phase 1A block H gas development project offshore Malaysia. This contract covers the engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning of the umbilicals, risers, and flowlines as well as the transportation and installation of subsea hardware and controls.
Elsewhere, VNG Norge has awarded TechnipFMC a letter of intent (LoI) for the Fenja field development in license PL 586 in the Norwegian Sea. Fenja, comprising the Pil and Bue discoveries, is in blocks 6406/11 and 12. The LoI covers engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of the subsea production systems and SURF (subsea structures, umbilicals, risers, and flowlines) for the development. Signing of the final contract will follow a final investment decision planned for this month, and subject to the Norwegian authorities approving the plan for development and operations.
DeepOcean wins long-term IMR contract
Aker BP ASA has awarded DeepOcean AS a long-term subsea inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) frame agreement. The contract has an estimated value of NOK 300 million ($37 million) during the initial three years, with an option to continue the activities for an additional six years. The contract includes onshore planning, engineering and project management services, and ROV activities related to subsea IMR on Aker BP-operated assets: Valhall, Ula, Ivar Aasen, Alvheim, and Skarv.