HOUSTON – Apache Corp.’s North Sea subsidiaries have awarded Baker Hughes a multi-year subsea frame agreement.
It includes a suite of subsea equipment and services including six trees, wellheads and an associated service package.
The equipment and service will support Apache North Sea’s exploration and development activities for the next three years. Project management and engineering will take place in Aberdeen, Scotland, while all manufacturing will be conducted in Montrose, Scotland, at Baker Hughes’ Global Centre of Excellence, which opened earlier this year.
In line with the Subsea Connect strategy, the company will provide Apache with subsea solutions based on existing, proven technologies, and standardization. The company said this strategy is designed to save both time and money while decreasing risk and increasing certainty.
The medium water depth horizontal tree technology is based on a “make-to-order” Baker Hughes product already familiar to Apache, while also supplying MS700 wellheads from an existing off-the-shelf system.