Subsea 7 Wins $45 Million Installation Contract for Jura Field

Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract by Total E&P (Exploration & Production) UK Ltd for work in the Northern North Sea valued in excess of US $45 million for installation works in the Jura Field.

Subsea 7 is to design, fabricate and install a 3km long Pipeline Bundle System using the Controlled Depth Tow Methodology (CDTM) to tie-back the new Jura 1 and Jura 2 wells to the Forvie subsea manifold which exports hydrocarbon back to the Alwyn and Dunbar platforms.

Engineering has commenced in Subsea 7's offices in Aberdeen. Fabrication is expected to commence at Subsea 7's Pipeline Bundle fabrication facility at Wester Site in Wick, North East Scotland in October 2007.

Offshore operations are due to take place in early 2008 and will utilize a construction support vessel and a diving support vessel from Subsea 7's fleet.

Robin Davies, Subsea 7's North Sea Vice President stated, "It is an endorsement to Subsea 7's technology and engineering expertise that Total E&P UK has chosen the CDTM method of installation for the Jura Field. It will also see a double insert manifold structureš being installed for the first time. I am delighted to say that the contract will also provide a number of additional job opportunities at our Wick site where a full project team will be engaged prior to the bundle launch in early 2008".

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