The company will design a vertical christmas tree landing string for the installation of BP’s subsea completions. Expro’s design of ELSA-DB (Dual Bore) subsea test tree systems will be interfaced with BP’s subsea production system’s contractor, completion provider, and deepwater drilling rig. ELSA-DB is a landing string system used in conjunction with vertical production tree to enable well clean-up/completion deployment from a mobile operated drilling unit prior to the installation of the vertical production tree.
“This long-term contract allows Expro to further develop our technology in the UK North Sea, increase our local workforce, and continue to provide a high-quality service to BP. This project will also see Expro apply its newest vertical subsea technologies in the North Sea for the first time,” commented Keith Palmer, region director for Europe CIS at Expro.
BP’s Quad 204 project involves constructing an FPSO unit to replace the existing Schiehallion installation. The FPSO and its subsea structures will be installed in modules with production planned for 2016.