Subsea 7 wins offshore Nigeria contract

rig freedigiErha North field’s depth has been estimated to be between 1,000 metres and 1,200 metres. (Image source: FreeDigitalPhotos.net)Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract from Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, for the development of the Erha North field, located offshore Nigeria

The field’s depth has been estimated to be between 1,000 metres and 1,200 metres.

Subsea Africa and Gulf of Mexico senior vice-president Olivier Carre said, “We are delighted to be awarded this contract which demonstrates our partners’ confidence in our capabilities, and underlines our ability to leverage local skills and assets in developing technological solutions for deepwater subsea construction. This contract award further expands our already strong presence in West Africa.”

The contract was awarded to a consortium of West African Ventures and Subsea 7’s Nigerian subsidiary.

Subsea 7’s scope of work will include the engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of 25km of flowlines, 15km of umbilicals, and 17 rigid jumpers. The scope will also include modifications to the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in order to integrate it with the new subsea facilities.

The project will maximise the use of local personnel and resources in Nigeria, as significant parts of the design will be executed in Nigeria and all subsea structures will be fabricated in the country.

Engineering will commence immediately with offshore installation scheduled to commence in early 2015.

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