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Subsea 7 wins two contracts for offshore work in Australia, Gulf of Mexico

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Subsea 7 has announced the award of two contracts for offshore activities: the first was awarded by ConocoPhillips offshore Australia, with the second awarded by Murphy Exploration and Production – USA in the Gulf of Mexico.

The first contract, which is estimated to be worth between $300 million (€269.6 million) and $500 million (€449.3 million), was awarded by ConocoPhillips Australia Barossa, and is for delivery of the SURF scope for the Barossa project. The Barossa field is located 300km offshore Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory.

Subsea 7 will be responsible for project management, engineering, procurement, fabrication, transportation, installation and pre-commissioning of 36km of flowlines and associated client-supplies risers, umbilicals and subsea structures in water depths of up to 270m.

The offshore work is scheduled to take place in 2022 and 2023, using Subsea 7’s reel-lay and heavy construction vessels.

“We are delighted to be working on this prestigious project which will utilise the full range of installation and pipelay capabilities that we have in Australia and illustrates how Subsea 7’s global technology portfolio allows us to deliver cost-effective solutions to our clients worldwide,” commented Andy Woolgar, vice-president Australia and New Zealand for Subsea 7.

The second contract, valued at between $150 million (€134.8 million) and $300 million (€269.6 million), was awarded by Murphy Exploration and Production Company – USA for the subsea installation services related to the Samurai, Khaleesi, and Mormont developments tying back to the King’s Quay semi-submersible.

The King’s Quay facility is located around 175 miles south of New Orleans in the Green Canyon area of the US Gulf of Mexico. The contract includes engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of all subsea equipment including PLETs, PLEMs, umbilicals and distribution hardware, production and export flowlines and jumpers, as well as the wet tow in the Gulf of Mexico to the fields and mooring system installation of the semi-submersible FPS.

Project management and engineering is expected to begin immediately at Subsea 7’s offices in Houston, Texas. Fabrication of flowlines and risers will take place at the company’s spoolbase in Ingleside, Texas, with offshore operations beginning in 2021.

Craig Broussard, vice-president for Subsea 7 US, said: “We are honoured that Murphy has selected Subsea 7 for this key EPCI SURF and mooring project. Subsea 7 and Murphy have built a strong, collaborative working relationship over the years through the proficient execution of projects performed on budget and on schedule. This effective working relationship has set the stage for a best-in-class project delivery of one of the largest subsea development projects in the Gulf of Mexico. Subsea 7 will provide a single point contract for the SURF and mooring work scopes on this project, which allows for improved management of the interface risk.”