Subsea 7 lands work on BP’s Azeri fields

Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract by BP for the provision of subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services on both the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) and Shah Deniz (SD) fields, offshore Azerbaijan.

Subsea 7 defines a substantial contract as being between $150 million and $300 million.

The engineering and construction services company said on Monday that, under the terms of this five year agreement, the scope of work comprises the provision of a Life of Field support vessel complete with work class and observation class ROVs, capable of performing inspection, survey, intervention, light subsea construction, surface diving and emergency response services.

The Life of field support vessel will be supported by a Baku based onshore project management and engineering team. Services will begin in March 2018 with a project team located in Baku and additional specialist support being provided from i-Tech Services’ operations center in Aberdeen.

Steve Wisely, i-Tech Services Senior Vice President, said: “The award of this long term IRM contract by BP acknowledges the capability, capacity and diversity of our offering in the Life of Field market. This contract represents a significant milestone for i-Tech Services, with our entry into Azerbaijan. It provides us with an opportunity to develop our in-country and regional presence and tailor our service offerings to support BP’s ongoing IRM activities and future offshore developments.”

Subsea 7 Life of Field vessels include Seven Viking, Harvey Intervention, and Normand Subsea.