HOUSTON – Saudi Aramco has awarded McDermott International Inc. a contract release purchase order under the Offshore Maintain Potential Project. Work involves installation of infield flow lines, flexible laterals, power and control cables, and sleds within the Abu Safah, Safaniya, and Berri fields.
The scope includes the installation of three intra-field pipelines totaling 26 km (16 mi) comprising 16 in (40.6 cm) and 20 in (50.8 cm) diameter pipe; and 34 km (21 mi) of subsea power and fiber optic composite cables, as well as a total of 4.5 km (2.8 mi) of flexible pipelay and eight valve skids to be tied into the newly laid flow lines connecting to the existing platforms. A large subsea diving component is also associated with the project.
Crews of McDermott's DB27 and Thebaud Sea will install the facilities. Work is scheduled to commence in 4Q 2010.