Subsea 7 Scores Major Contract for Gorgon Proj.

Chevron awarded Subsea 7 a contract for the Gorgon project offshore Western Australia. The work scope includes installation and tie-in of heavy lift structures in the Gorgon and Jansz fields, in a water depth of up to 4,429 feet (1,350 meters).

The project scope includes engineering, spools fabrication, transportation, installation and pre-commissioning of 20 subsea structures and foundations; 15 heavy spools; 48 tie-in spools; 39 electrical and 18 hydraulic flying leads; and 5 infield umbilicals and 2 associated distribution units. Project management and engineering will commence immediately with offshore operations scheduled to commence in 2013.

The Gorgon natural gas project is operated by Chevron with a 47% interest. Partners in the project include Exxonmobil (25%), Shell (25%), Osaka Gas (1.25%), Tokyo Gas (1%), and Chubu Electric Power (.417%). 

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