Aker Wins Exxon Umbilicals Supply Deal

Norwegian oilfield services firm Aker Solutions announced Friday that it has won a deal with ExxonMobil for the supply of subsea umbilicals to the Erha North Phase 2 development, offshore Nigeria.

Erha North Phase 2 is an extension of the existing Erha subsea system and infrastructure, located approximately 60 miles off Nigeria in water depths of between 3,300 and 3950 feet.

The scope of the work includes the delivery of two dynamic and two static steel tube umbilicals of a total length of approximately 10 miles. The umbilicals will be delivered in 2014.

"We are pleased to extend our global footprint and support ExxonMobil in Nigeria. Aker Solutions provides cost effective and technically advanced subsea umbilicals worldwide and we look forward to execute another deepwater project," Tove Roskaft, head of Aker Solutions' umbilicals business area, commented in a statement.




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