Subsea 7 awarded offshore Norway contract

Source: press release, 9 July 2021

The Kobra East & Gekko (KEG) field development, located in the Alvheim area of the North Sea (illustration: Aker BP)

Subsea 7 has announced the award of a sizeable contract by Aker BP for the Kobra East & Gekko (KEG) field development, located in the Alvheim area of the North Sea.

The project involves a subsea tie-back of approximately 8 kilometres to the Alvheim FPSO, via the existing Kneler B subsea manifold. The contract scope includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the pipelines, spools, protection cover and tie-ins using key vessels from Subsea 7’s fleet. The production pipeline is a pipe-in-pipe design.

Project management and engineering will commence immediately at Subsea 7’s offices in Stavanger, Norway. Fabrication of the pipelines will take place at Subsea 7’s spoolbase at Vigra, Norway and offshore operations are expected to take place in 2022 and 2023.

Monica Bjørkmann, Vice President for Subsea 7 Norway says, “This award continues our long-standing collaboration with Aker BP, through the Aker BP Subsea Alliance. The partnership enables Subsea 7 to engage early in the field development process, optimising design solutions and contributing to a positive final investment decision. Subsea 7 looks forward to continuing our alliance with Aker BP for the KEG field development, with a focus on safe, efficient and reliable operations.”

Note: Subsea 7 defines a sizeable contract as being between USD 50 million and USD 150 million.