Aker BP orders subsea kit for Ærfugl 2 offshore mid-Norway

Aker BP has awarded two of the main contracts for Phase 2 of the Ærfugl-Skarv subsea tieback 210 km (130 mi) west of Sandnessjøen in the Norwegian Sea.

Phase 1 of Ærfugl involves drilling three wells on the southern part of the field, with three more added in the northern section under Phase 2.
Phase 1 of Ærfugl involves drilling three wells on the southern part of the field, with three more added in the northern section under Phase 2.
(Courtesy Subsea 7)

Offshore staff

LYSAKER, NorwayAker BP has awarded two of the main contracts for Phase 2 of the Ærfugl-Skarv subsea tieback 210 km (130 mi) west of Sandnessjøen in the Norwegian Sea.

Aker 1212(Courtesy Aker Solutions)

Aker Solutions will supply the wellheads, lightweight vertical subsea trees, satellite structures, controls, a tie-in module and roughly 30 km (18.6 mi) of umbilicals under its NOK700-million ($77-million) order.

The package will include the company’s Vectus next generation subsea control system, said to offer greater data and power capabilities.

Manufacturing and engineering divisions in Norway, the UK, India, Malaysia, and Brazil will work on the order, with the subsea structures due to be delivered in 2020.

Subsea 7 has an EPCI contract to supply an electrically heat traced flowline running 13.5 km (8.4 mi) from the subsea location to the Skarv infrastructure.

The company will handle project management and engineering in Stavanger, and fabrication of the flowline system at its spoolbase in Vigra, Norway. Offshore operations will follow in 2020 and 2021.

Phase 1 of Ærfugl involves drilling three wells on the southern part of the field, with three more added in the northern section under Phase 2. All production will be connected to the Skarv FPSO.

12/12/2019

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