LONDON -- Norske Shell has awarded Subsea 7 a $30 million call-off contract for installation work on the Draugen field in the Norwegian sector of the northern North Sea. The project is a call-off under the existing Pan European USC frame agreement held with Shell.
The project is related to Shell's installation of a new type of tanker loading system, which will replace an existing tanker loading unit. Subsea 7 will disconnect two 15-in. (38-cm) flexible risers, install two new 16-in. (41-cm) flexible pipelines to connect the subsea infrastructure with a new subsea loading system, and connect associated equipment to complete the tanker loading system.
Engineering and project management will begin immediately and be delivered from Subsea 7's office in Stavanger, Norway. The offshore phase will be carried out by the company's vesselSeven Seas, and an ROV support vessel from the Subsea 7 fleet, during 2009.