Subsea contractor Technip has been awarded two packages of work by Husky Oil covering the planned subsea tieback of the South White Rose Extension field, which is a part of Greater White Rose.
This in turn comprises the core White Rose reservoir and three satellites North Amethyst, South White Rose Extension and West White Rose Extension.
Greater White Rose is located in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin, some 350km south-east of St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
The first contract gets under way this year and covers the supply and installation of gas injection flowlines, umbilicals and subsea structures.
The second contract kicks in next year and will cover the supply and installation of flowlines and subsea structures to support oil production and water injection.
Technip’s operating centre in St John’s will perform the management and engineering of both projects, with various materials and equipment being supplied from within the French group and local supply chain.
Knut Boe, senior VP for the North Sea-Canada sector, said: “These two awards reinforce Technip’s continuous involvement in Atlantic Canada’s offshore oil and gas projects.
“They also mark a new step in the relationship between Technip and Husky Oil Operations, for whom we successfully completed the subsea production system contract for the White Rose field development in 2005.”
Husky has started a development drilling programme and anticipates production start-up in 2014.
In January, it emerged that Husky and its partner in White Rose were seeking qualified vendors to construct a concrete gravity structure (CGS) that will be the base of a new wellhead platform designed to expand production from the asset.
The platform will comprise a CGS and topsides facility (the subject of a separate pre-qualification). Produced fluids will be routed via subsea pipeline to the SeaRose FPSO for processing. The platform will be designed to account for risks posed by icebergs and sea ice as well as the general harsh environment of the Grand Banks.