Chevron orders umbilicals for Gulf of Mexico projects from Aker Solutions
Oilfield services provider Aker Solutions has entered into a 20-year master agreement to provide umbilicals for the Chevron-operated oil and gas fields in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
The company also secured the first work order under the new master agreement, to provide 24 kilometers (15 miles) of umbilicals for Chevron’s Anchor project, Aker Solutions on Monday.
The scope of the Chevron agreement includes the delivery of engineering, design and manufacturing of dynamic and static control umbilicals, dynamic and static power umbilicals, and service and installation support.
This agreement lays the foundation for a long-term collaborative relationship incentivizing both Chevron and Aker Solutions to jointly improve long-term performance both technically and commercially through multi-project synergies, execution excellence and repeatability, and life-of-field thinking, Aker Solutions explained.
Aker Solutions was at the same time awarded the first work order under the Chevron master order for the Anchor project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
The scope includes about 24 kilometers (15 miles) of 20,000 psi dynamic steel tube- and power umbilicals and distribution equipment. The deepwater field is located approximately 225 kilometers (140 miles) offshore Louisiana at a water depth of 1,524 meters (5,000 feet).
Aker Solutions’ facility in Mobile, Alabama in the United States will perform the engineering, design and manufacturing of the umbilicals. The work will start up immediately.
The contract will be booked as order intake in the first quarter of 2020.
Chevron made the FID for the Anchor project in December 2019. Later that same month, Chevron awarded a contract to Schlumberger’s OneSubsea for the supply of an integrated subsea production and multiphase boosting system for the Anchor field.
The contract to build the hull for the semi-submersible floating production unit for Chevron’s Anchor project went to South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).
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