Statoil taps Subsea 7 for Snorre riser replacement

StatoilHydro has awarded Subsea 7 a $17-million contract to engineer and install Snorre B replacement risers.

Offshore staff

GEORGETOWN, Cayman Islands --StatoilHydro has awarded Subsea 7 a $17-million contract to engineer and install Snorre B replacement risers.

The scope of work involves engineering, subsea preparations, and subsea disconnection and recovery of three flexible risers, the installation of three off new risers (two 5 in [12.7 cm] and one 8 in [20.3 cm]) on the Snorre B platform and subsea tie-in of the risers to templates C & D.

The project and engineering activities commence immediately at Subsea 7's offices in Stavanger, Norway. The offshore operations are due to take place in three campaigns from April to September 2009.

Snorre is oil field is in the Tampen area in the northern part of the North Sea on the Norwegian continental shelf. The sea depth in the area is 300-350 m (984-1,148 ft). Snorre B is in the northern part of the field and is a semisubmersible integrated drilling, processing, and accommodation steel facility.

03/04/2009

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