ABERDEEN, UK -- Subsea 7 has won a $135-million-plus EPC contract from BP for the Andrew Area development project in the UK central North Sea.
The work scope comprises engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation, and commissioning of a 28-km (17.4-mi) bundle system consisting of production, gas lift, and methanol pipelines.
Subsea 7 also will be responsible for installation of a 28-km electro-hydraulic control umbilical, tie-ins of integrated subsea towhead structures, field testing, and pre-commissioning.
The bundle is to be installed using the controlled depth tow technique to tie BP’s Arundel and Kinnoull satellite field developments back to the Andrew platform. The system will incorporate four daisy chain pipeline bundles. With a total length of around 28 km, this will be the longest bundle Subsea 7 has produced and installed to date.
Engineering has started in Subsea 7's offices in Aberdeen, with the offshore phase due to get under way early in 2011.
The Andrew area development is 230 km (143 mi) northeast of Aberdeen in blocks 16/27a and 16/28, in water depths of 100-120 m (328-394 ft).