Pemex has awarded McDermott International Inc. a contract for subsea pipeline flowline installation in support of its Ayatsil heavy crude oil field in the Bay of Campeche offshore Mexico, according to a news release.

McDermott said the scope of work includes design and detailed engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of two subsea pipelines. The first line is a 24-in. diameter, 3.2-km (1.9-mile) long natural gas pipeline that will connect the PP-Ayatsil-C and PP-Ayatsil-A platforms. The second is an 8-in. diameter gas pipeline, which is about 1.5 km (.9 mile) in length, that connects to the PP-Ayatsil-C platform.

McDermott’s operating center in Mexico City will perform project management and engineering. Offshore installation is scheduled to be completed in early 2019, McDermott said in the news release.

The contract, which is reflected in McDermott’s second-quarter 2018 backlog, is valued at between US$1 million and $50 million.