Proserv, Premier Oil Seal Asia-Pacific Subsea Contract

Premier Oil has awarded Proserv a multimillion-dollar contract to supply a subsea control system and associated equipment for the Bison, Iguana and Gajah Puteri development project in the Natuna Sea offshore Indonesia.

The contract includes supplying a three-well subsea control system, which includes the company’s Artemis 2G subsea electronics module, tied back to the Naga and Pelikan platforms, Proserv said. The platforms are located at a water depth of 90 m (295 ft). Bison and Iguana will tie back to the Pelikan platform, while Gajah Puteri—with a 21-km (13-mile) step-out—will tie back from a controls perspective to the Naga platform.

Each well will be equipped with a wet gas meter, with systems capable of future expansion to accommodate potential future infill drilling, Proserv said.

Delivery of the Phase 1 of equipment is scheduled for May 2018.

Hess Taps McDermott For Subsea Tieback Work

McDermott International Inc. has been awarded a contract from Hess Corp. for subsea tieback work for the deepwater Penn State Deep Field in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a news release.

The field, which was discovered in 1996, is located in the Garden Banks 216 Block in about 457 m (1,500 ft) of water. Production began in 1999.

McDermott said the lump sum contract will be reflected in its first-quarter 2017 backlog.

Subsea 7 Bags Contract For Sole Project Offshore Australia

Cooper Energy Ltd. has selected Subsea 7 S.A. for subsea work for the Sole development project in the Gippsland Basin offshore Australia, according to a news release.

The contract scope includes the subsea tieback of the Sole well to the Orbost Gas Plant. This includes the fabrication and installation of 64 km (40 miles) of pipeline, spool and manifold, plus installation of a 64-km umbilical and the commissioning of the system, Subsea 7 said in the release.

The contract is valued at between $50 million and $150 million.

Subsea 7 said it plans to begin project management and engineering immediately from its Perth, Australia, office. Offshore operations are set to begin in 2018. The company added that the material offshore operations are subject to the Sole Development Project final investment decision, which is anticipated soon.

ExxonMobil Gets Extension For Sigyn Field Offshore Norway

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority has granted consent to operator ExxonMobil Corp. to extend the lifetime of its Sigyn Field in the North Sea offshore Norway until year-end 2022, the safety watchdog said on Feb. 24.

The gas and condensate field about 12 km (7 miles) southeast of the Sleipner East Field, operated by Statoil ASA, has been developed using subsea templates tied back to the Sleipner A facility.

Production from the field was originally estimated to end in 2017.

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on its page the Sigyn Field’s lifetime could be extended by adding new production wells.

ExxonMobil has a 40% stake in Sigyn while Statoil holds 60%.

—Staff & Reuters Reports