Expro Lands Subsea Contract for BP’s Quad 204 Project
Leading international oilfield services company, Expro, has secured a major subsea contract with BP for the Quad 204 project, west of the Shetland Isles in the UK North Sea.
The 7-year multi-million dollar contract will see Expro provide its latest design vertical xmas tree landing string for the installation of BP’s subsea completions. Expro’s unique design of ELSA-DB (Dual Bore) subsea test tree systems will be interfaced with BP’s subsea production system’s contractor, completion provider and deepwater drilling rig.
The ELSA-DB is a unique landing string system that is used in conjunction with vertical production tree systems. The innovative design landing string system enables well clean-up/completion deployment from a MODU (Mobile Operated Drilling Unit) prior to the installation of the vertical production tree.
Keith Palmer, Region Director for Europe CIS at Expro, comments:
“Expro have been the provider of subsea equipment and services to BP’s operations in the North Sea since the late 1990s, working across a range of challenging subsea environments, and this new contract further strengthens our working relationship.
“This long-term contract allows Expro to further develop our technology in the UK North Sea, increase our local workforce and continue to provide a high-quality service to BP. This project will also see Expro apply its newest vertical subsea technologies in the North Sea for the first time.”
BP’s Quad 204 project involves constructing a new Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit to replace the existing Schiehallion installation. The FPSO and its subsea structures will be installed in modules with production planned for 2016.
Press Release, September 09, 2014