Energy Voice | Subsea 7 wins BP Gulf of Mexico deal

Underwater engineering, construction and services firm Subsea 7 has announced the award of a “sizable” Gulf of Mexico contract from BP.

The company confirmed that it would provide subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) for the BP Manuel project.

The project delivered by Subsea Integration Alliance (Sia), a partnership between Subsea 7 and OneSubsea Schlumberger, to provide  BP with a “fully integrated solution”.

The Manuel project is a two well development tied-back to the Na Kika production facility.

Subsea 7 said the project will see the firm work at more than 6000 feet deep.

Operations are due to commence in Q4 of 2019.

Craig Broussard, Subsea 7 vice president for the Gulf of Mexico, said: “The award of the Manuel project is a clear demonstration of the power of collaboration between all stakeholders.

“Together with our Sia partner, OneSubsea, and the BP team, we have produced an optimised solution that will seethe deployment of EHTF technology. This has enabled us to reduce the total cost of the project, while in parallel accelerating the first oil target date to just 24 months from discovery.

“Sia has been able to deliver this accelerated schedule by removing critical path challenges through early engagement, on both SPS andSURF scopes of work.  This has ultimately allowed us to achieve a solution that creates sustainable value for all parties despite a challenging cost environment.”

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