ABERDEEN, UK -- Apache North Sea has contracted Subsea 7 for a pipeline bundle for its newly launched Bacchus subsea development project in the UK central North Sea.
The $75-million program involves engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation, and commissioning of a 7-km (4.3-mi) bundle comprising production, gas lift, methanol and heating pipelines, and a controls umbilical.
The pipeline bundle system will be installed using the controlled depth tow method, connecting three new wells at the Bacchus subsea center to the Forties Alpha platform.
The bundle will be fabricated at Subsea 7’s specialist yard in Wick, northern Scotland. Offshore installation of the bundle is scheduled for early 2011.
Subsea 7 also will install a caisson riser system at the Forties Alpha platform and conduct pre-commissioning activities on the complete system.
The Bacchus development is 6.7 km (4.1 mi) east north-east of Forties Alpha in block 22/6.
Subsea 7 awarded Bacchus bundle
Apache North Sea has contracted Subsea 7 for a pipeline bundle for its newly launched Bacchus subsea development project in the UK central North Sea.