PARIS -- BP Norge has awarded Nexans a $14.2 million contract to supply a direct electrical heating (DEH) system for the Skarv field subsea production pipeline in the Norwegian Sea.
A 12-in. (30-cm) diameter production pipeline will be installed from one of the production wells at the field to the FPSO at Skarv. The distance between the well and vessel is approximately 13 km (8 mi). At low production and shut down scenarios, the DEH-system will be used to prevent pipe blockage.
Nexans will supply all cables and dedicated subsea equipment for the DEH system. The cables will be manufactured at Nexans' Halden factory in Norway and should be delivered for installation in the spring of 2010, the company says.