Subsea 7 Nabs $185M North Sea SURF Contract

Elf Exploration UK Limited awarded a $185 million subsea, umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) contract to Subsea 7 on its West Franklin Field in the Central Graben area of the North Sea, according to a report by Reuters Thursday.

The contract scope includes engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and commissioning of the Sealines Package associated with the West Franklin Phase 2 Development.

The Sealine Package consists of a 3.85 miles (6.2 km) pipeline bundle incorporating two insulated pipe-in-pipe production pipelines to connect the new West Franklin A and Elgin B platforms, and represents the largest diameter bundle produced and installed to date. A 4.1 mile (6.6 km) umbilical will be laid and trenched adjacent to the bundle.

Engineering and project management will commence in 2012 with offshore operations due to commence in summer 2013.

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