Subsea 7 secures first major contract in West AfricaNews // September 12, 2003
The contract was awarded by Technip Offshore UK Ltd who are contracted by Canadian Natural Resources International (Côte d'Ivoire) SARL, for the Subsea Umbilical Riser and Flowline installation (SURF) workscope in the Baobab field offshore Africa.
The Subsea 7 workscope is for the installation of two rigid flowlines, one of which is a 15.5km, 6in gas export line between Baobab and the Espoir FPSO and the other is an 8km, 12in water injection line. Both lines are fabricated in the UK, where they will be spooled onto Subsea 7's rigid pipelay vessel, transported to and installed in the field.
The work will commence in the 4th quarter of 2004 in water depths ranging between 960m and 1,160m and will utilise two Subsea 7 vessels, Skandi Navica and Seisranger. Skandi Navica will perform flowline installation operations whilst the Seisranger willperform the complete survey work, in support of both Subsea 7 and Technip operations.