ABERDEEN, UK -- Subsea 7 has launched and installed a 1.3-km (0.8-mi) pipeline bundle for BP's Machar field.
Subsea 7 was awarded the $22 million fast-track contract earlier this year. The pipeline bundle incorporates a 12-in. (53-cm) sleeve system containing a dry-insulated 8-in. (20-cm) lined production pipeline, 6-in. (15-cm) plastic lined water injection flowline, 3-in. (7.6-cm) gas lift line, electrical power and signal cables, and hydraulic and chemical controls tubing.
The bundle was launched from Wick in the north of Scotland on Dec. 8 and offshore operations were completed on Dec. 16.
The project was managed and engineered from Subsea 7's offices in Aberdeen. Subsea 7 provided project management, detailed design, fabrication, onshore testing, subsea tow and installation of the pipeline bundle. Bundle fabrication was undertaken at Subsea 7's Wester bundle fabrication base in the north of Scotland.