Aker Solutions has signed a NOK440 million contract with contractor McDermott, for work on the Ichthys gas condensate field development. Ichthys lies in the Browse Basin approximately 200km offshore, Western Australia. The field is operated by INPEX. The scope of work includes the engineering, procurement, fabrication and supply of static and dynamic umbilicals totalling 63km. Equipment within this contract includes five dynamic umbilicals, seven static umbilicals, 36 steel tube flying leads, and associated equipment hardware. The umbilicals and flying leads will be manufactured and delivered from Aker Solutions’ facility in Moss, Norway. Work will be supported by the project management, design and engineering teams in Fornebu, Norway. The expected delivery date is Q4 2014. Gas from the will undergo preliminary processing offshore to remove water and extract condensate. The gas will then be exported to onshore Ichthys Umbilicals
processing facilities in Darwin via an 889km subsea pipeline. The project is expected to produce 8.4 million tonnes liquefied natural gas (LNG) and 1.6 million tonnes of liquid petroleum gas (LPG)/year. It will also produce 100 000 barrels of condensate per day at its peak. l Technip has been awarded a services contract for the Ichthys floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit which will be located in a water depth of 250m. Technip will provide these services to contractor Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). This contract covers detailed engineering and procurement assistance for the topsides facilities of the 1.2 million barrels storage capacity vessel. The condensate will be pumped to the FPSO, from which it will be transferred to tankers for delivery to market.
Gullfaks South FMC has signed an agreement with Statoil for the manufacture and supply of subsea production equipment to support the Gullfaks South field development.
Technip has received a letter of intent from Statoil for its Aasta Hansteen (previously named Luva) field development, offshore Norway, in approximately 1300m (4250ft) water depth. The project will be carried out by a consortium with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The work covers the engineering, procurement, construction and transportation of a spar hull and mooring systems as well as the design of the steel catenary risers. The Aasta Hansteen spar will be the first spar in Norwegian waters, the first spar concept chosen by Statoil and the largest ever built with a total hull length of 195m. The agreement is based upon the plan for development and operation’s (PDO) approval, expected early 2013 for a start-up late 2016. This award follows the successful execution by Technip of the frontend engineering and design. The Aasta Hansteen spar hull is the 16th to be executed by Technip (out of nineteen worldwide).
The contract has an estimated value of $200 million in revenue to FMC Technologies. Gullfaks South will be developed as a fast-track project in blocks 34/10 and 33/12 in the North Sea, in water depths between 425 and 720ft (130–220m). FMC’s scope of supply includes seven subsea production trees, seven wellhead systems, two integrated protection structures with manifolds, and additional controls and equipment. The systems will be supplied from the Company’s operations in Norway and Scotland with deliveries scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2013.
UT2 August 2012
Aasta Hansteen Spar
The August edition of UT3, the magazine of the SUT