ConocoPhillips contracts TechnipFMC for North Sea Tor subsea tieback
ConocoPhillips Norway has awarded TechnipFMC an integrated EPCI contract for the Tor II development, 13 km (8 mi) northeast of the Ekofisk field in the southern Norwegian North Sea.
The scope covers the delivery and installation in 80 m (262 ft) water depth of a subsea production system, umbilical, rigid flowlines and associated subsea equipment.
Arnaud Pieton, President Subsea at TechnipFMC, said: “Through early engagement and collaboration, with ConocoPhillips we engineered an integrated subsea solution enabling first oil sooner than with a traditional project execution.”
The Tor field was originally developed with a combined wellhead and processing facility tied-back to the Ekofisk field center. Production started in 1978 and ceased in 2015: according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, the platform is due to be removed by 2022.