Subsea has announced the award of contract by BP for the Manuel project in the US Gulf of Mexico to be delivered by Subsea Integration Alliance (SIA), a partnership between Subsea 7 and Schlumberger’s OneSubsea.
The Manuel project comprises a two well development tie-back to the Na Kika production facility, and the contract awarded to SIA includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation of an electrically heat traced flowline and a steel catenary riser and all associated subsea structures as well as front-end engineering and design.
Craig Broussard, VP for the Gulf of Mexico at Subsea 7, commented: “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 see the 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 and SURF scopes of work. This has ultimately allowed us to achieve a solution that creates sustainable value for all parties despite a challenging cost environment.”
Offshore operations are scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2019.