Nexans to help power Åsgard subsea compression

Statoil has awarded Nexans a €75-million ($103.7-million) contract for the oil and gas field in the Norwegian Sea.

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PARIS – Statoil has awarded Nexans a €75-million ($103.7-million) contract for the oil and gas field in the Norwegian Sea. Nexans will design, manufacture, and supply 165 km (102 mi) of static and dynamic power umbilical and power cables, and accessories. 

Åsgard produces and processes gas and condensate via the Åsgard A FPSO, the Åsgard B semisubmersible gas production platform, and the Åsgard C storage vessel.

The Midgard and Mikkel fields, both subsea tiebacks, are losing the reservoir pressure needed to continue piping production to Åsgard B. Statoil plans to use a subsea gas compression system to help recover the remaining reserves from these fields.

Nexans’ manufacturing facilities in Halden, Rognan and Namsos, Norway, and in Charleroi, Belgium, will be involved in the project. The company will supply four lengths of power cable and power umbilical, each 40 km (24.8 mi) long; two lengths of dynamic power umbilical; and 2.3 km (1.4 mi) of standard service umbilical cable.

11/03/2011

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