McDermott details offshore
India, Myanmar projects
McDermott International has a letter of award from Reliance Indus-tries for a subsea field development in the Krishna Godavari basin off-
shore eastern India. The contractor will be responsible for engineering,
procurement, installation, and pre-commissioning of subsea flowlines,
vent lines, and a pipeline-end manifold for connection with six subsea
wells in the R-Cluster field in water depths of up to 6,890 ft ( 2,100 m). Its
scope includes in-field pipelines, a Monoethylene Glycol line, pipeline-end terminals, jumpers, risers, the umbilicals system, and modification
of the control riser platform to interface with the new facilities.
Reliance has an option to extend the program to five to seven more
subsea wells for the Satellite-Cluster, with two additional subsea structures and flowlines in water depths of 4,593-5,905 ft ( 1,400-1,800 m).
McDermott’s Engineering Center in Chennai will provide engineering and project management oversight, supported by the company’s
branch in Kuala Lumpur and vessels from its global fleet. Work on
the base scope should be completed by 2Q 2020, and the optional
scope in 1Q 2021.
Reliance is developing the deepwater R-Cluster and Satellite-Cluster
gas and oil fields in the KG-D6 block, the northwestern boundary of
which is around 24-37 mi ( 40-60 km) southeast of Kakinada in water
depths of 1,312-7,545 ft (400-2,300 m).
Elsewhere offshore India, McDermott’s NO 102 vessel has com-
pleted installation of the remaining deepwater umbilicals and most of
the pipeline jumpers for ONGC’s Vashishta project. The company’s
consor tium partner Larsen & Toubro has finished construction of the
onshore pipeline sections and installation of the onshore umbilical.
In August, McDermott and Baker Hughes, GE company started
front-end engineering design for POSCO Daewoo Corp. for an EPCIC
tender for the Shwe Phase 2 development offshore Myanmar. This
covers new subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines, subsea production
system facilities and platform brownfield modifications.
Trendsetter completes subsea hydrate
remediation project in the GoM
Trendsetter Engineering recently used the subsea hydraulic stimulation system known as STIM to conduct hydrate remediation and
flowline decommissioning in the Gulf of Mexico. The 20-mi (32-km)
long flowline located in 4,800 ft ( 1,463 m) of water was believed to have
multiple hydrate plugs which prevented the flushing and abandonment
of the line in compliance with BSEE regulations.
Deployed from the M/V Island Venture, the system was used to conduct
the remediation operations using a proprietary methodology developed
in conjunctions with alliance partners, Hallibur ton and C-Innovations. The
method uses nitrogen generation systems at the surface and the STIM
system subsea to boost fluids to surface and reduce the pressure at the
hydrate, allowing for rapid disassociation. After remediating the hydrates
and recovering 175 bbl of flowline content to surface, the flowline was
then flushed clean and prepared for permanent abandonment.
The Offshore Services Alliance was formed to provide integrated
and value-added solutions for subsea well intervention and subsea
inspection, maintenance and repair operations to offshore operators.
TechnipFMC wins SURF assignments
offshore Malaysia, Norway
Murphy Sabah Oil has awarded TechnipFMC an EPCIC contract for
the Phase 1A block H gas development project offshore Malaysia. This
contract covers the engineering, procurement, construction, installation,
and commissioning of the umbilicals, risers, and flowlines as well as the
transportation and installation of subsea hardware and controls.
Elsewhere, VNG Norge has awarded TechnipFMC a letter of intent
(LoI) for the Fenja field development in license PL 586 in the Nor wegian
Sea. Fenja, comprising the Pil and Bue discoveries, is in blocks 6406/11
and 12. The LoI covers engineering, procurement, construction, and
installation of the subsea production systems and SURF (subsea struc-
tures, umbilicals, risers, and flowlines) for the development. Signing
of the final contract will follow a final investment decision planned for
this month, and subject to the Norwegian authorities approving the
plan for development and operations.
DeepOcean wins long-term IMR contract
Aker BP ASA has awarded DeepOcean AS a long-term subsea inspec-
tion, maintenance, and repair (IMR) frame agreement. The contract has
an estimated value of NOK 300 million ($37 million) during the initial
three years, with an option to continue the activities for an additional six
years. The contract includes onshore planning, engineering and project
management services, and ROV activities related to subsea IMR on Aker
BP-operated assets: Valhall, Ula, Ivar Aasen, Alvheim, and Skarv. •
Trendsetter Engineering’s subsea hydraulic stimulation system known as STIM.
Aker to supply umbilicals
for three Statoil projects
Aker Solutions has won contracts to provide umbilicals for
three Statoil-operated projects offshore Norway. The company
will manufacture more than 25 mi ( 40 km) of umbilicals at its
factory in Moss, Norway, for the Johan Sverdrup and Utgard
developments in the North Sea and the Bauge-Njord tieback in
the Norwegian Sea.
Luis Araujo, Aker Solutions’ CEO, said: “By combining the
delivery for three separate projects into one order, we are able
to boost efficiency and reduce costs for the customer.”
Aker Solutions will manufacture more than 25 mi ( 40 km) of umbilicals
at its factory in Moss, Norway. (Courtesy Aker Solutions)