- News - August 2, 2004
Subsea 7 Awarded First
Oil and Gas Contract Offshore Mauritania
Global underwater contractor, Subsea 7 today
announced a major contract award for development
of the Chinguetti field which is the first oil
and gas development offshore Mauritania, West
Africa. The EPIC (Engineering, Procurement, Installation
and Commissioning) contract for Woodside Mauritania
Pty Ltd is valued in the region of $140 million.
Subsea 7’s work will include the transport
and installation of three subsea manifolds including
installation of: two 10” dia. 6.5 km long
flexible production flowlines and risers; one
10” dia 6.8 km long flexible water injection
flowline and riser; one 6” dia. 6.5 km long
flexible gas lift flowline and riser and one 8”
18.3 km long gas injection flowline and riser.
The Chinguetti field is located in water depths
between 350 and 850 metres.
The contract is based on utilising Subsea 7’s
multi purpose support vessel Toisa Perseus and
a heavy lift vessel for transportation of the
flexible flowlines and risers. The offshore works
are scheduled to take place in the installation
Jan Willem van der Graaf, Subsea 7’s vice
president for the West Africa region commented,
“This is an extremely prestigious award
for our company being the first oil and gas development
offshore Mauritania and also Subsea 7’s
first major deepwater project in West Africa.
In addition it reflects a key element of our company’s
philosophy to be a major player in the large offshore
oil and gas field developments worldwide”.
For more information, contact:
Lyndsay Cruickshank on +44 1224 344606
Pat Stephen on +44 1224 344508 or +44 7712 427608