Subsea 7 Gets Pipe Laying Contracts In Egypt and Nigeria

UK subsea engineering company Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract by Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN), a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, for the production uplift pipeline projects (PUPP) in shallow water, offshore Nigeria. And engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning on the West Delta Deep Marine Phase 9b development project offshore Egypt for Burullus Gas Company.

The value of the contract by Mobil is estimated to be between $150 million and $300 million, and Burullus  £37million and £112million.

Subsea 7 said on Tuesday that the MPN contract scope includes engineering, construction, transportation, installation and pre-commissioning of 20 kilometers of 24″ corrosion resistant alloy (CRA) pipeline between the Idoho platform and the terminal onshore and of two kilometers of 24″ CRA pipeline between the Edop and Idoho platforms, as well as associated topside modifications and tie-ins at both ends.

Engineering and procurement will start immediately at NigerStar 7’s offices in Lagos, while offshore operations will take place from 3Q 2018 to 1Q 2019, using the Subsea 7 pipelay vessel, Seven Antares. NigerStar 7 is a non-wholly owned subsidiary of Subsea 7.

Subsea 7’s Regional Vice President for Africa, Gilles Lafaye, said: “Subsea 7 has a long track record of successful operations in Nigeria, enabled by our local joint venture, NigerStar 7. This award reflects our strong reputation for successful conventional project execution in the region and offers us a further opportunity to support the continued development of the country’s oil and gas industry.”

The deal with the Burullus Gas Company will also see Subsea 7 carry out engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning on the West Delta Deep Marine Phase 9b development project offshore Egypt.

The project will connect six new wells into existing subsea facilities using umbilicals and flexible flowlines.

Offshore work is set to begin in the second half of next year.

Project management and engineering work has already started at Subsea 7’s offices in Cairo and Paris.

Fabrication of the subsea structures will be carried out at Petrojet’s yard near Alexandria in Egypt.

Subsea 7’s Regional Vice President for Africa, Gilles Lafaye, said: “This award recognises our track record of good execution and our established local presence in Egypt.

“We look forward to continuing our successful and collaborative relationship with Burullus.”

Operator, Burullus Gas Company, is a joint venture between EGPC, BG Egypt and Petronas.

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