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    Oceaneering awarded umbilical contract

    News // January 9, 2004
    Oceaneering International has announced that Oceaneering Multiflex has been awarded a contract with a value in excess of US$11 million by Santos Ltdto provide thermoplastic umbilical for the Exeter and Mutineer fields offshoreWestern Australia. The development of these fields will be Santos' first offshore project as an operator.

    The order is for six lengths of thermoplastic umbilical, totaling over 34 kilometers or 21 miles, to be delivered in the third quarter of 2004.

    The development concept for the Exeter and Mutineer fields is to have three lengths of umbilical for each field to be connected to an innovative combination of up to 14 down hole and mud line pumps. The umbilicals will provide the individual power supplyto each of the pumps in addition to the fluid, chemical, and low power signal electrical services to the pumps and wells. Innovative umbilical design and manufacturing techniques are being used to ensure complete integrity in the particularly demandingseas.

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