Oilfield service firm Subsea 7 said today that it had clinched a deal to work on the tie-back from the Aerfugl gas field off Norway.
Subsea 7 said it would use electrically heat traced flowline technology for the 21kilometre-long link to the Skarv vessel.
Project management and engineering will start immediately at Subsea 7’s offices in Stavanger, Norway.
The flowline technology system will be built at Vigra, Norway and offshore operations will take place in 2019 and 2020.
Subsea 7 said the contract, which was awarded by Aker BP, was worth somewhere between $150-$300million.
Phil Simons, vice president North Sea and Canada in Subsea 7, said: “This is a considerable EPCI contract which is of significant importance for Subsea 7.
“Electrically heat traced flowline has been developed by Subsea 7 in collaboration with the manufacturer to deliver leading flowline insulation performance and enable cost-effective long-distance tie-backs.
“This award acknowledges Subsea 7 as a partner for delivering pioneering technology, and highlights our proven track record for safely delivering successful operations in some of the harshest offshore environments.
“Subsea 7 looks forward to successfully delivering our workscope on Ærfugl, with safety and quality at the forefront throughout.”