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March 24, 2020

Aker Solutions to supply umbilicals for Chevron in Gulf of Mexico

Norwegian engineering and contracting firm Aker Solutions has signed a master agreement to provide umbilicals for Chevron-operated oil and gas fields in the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM).

By Himaja Ganta

Norwegian engineering firm Aker Solutions has signed a master supply agreement with Chevron. Aker will provide umbilicals for oil and gas fields in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Under the agreements first work order, the contractor will provide 24km of 2,000-psi steel tube umbilicals. These will supply the Anchor oil and gas development project, approximately 225km offshore Louisiana, USA. Aker will work in the Green Canyon area of the Gulf, at a water depth of 1,524m.

The company’s work in the Gulf includes delivery of engineering, design and manufacture of dynamic and static control umbilicals. The company will also supply distribution equipment, as well as service and installation support. The company’s facility in Mobile, Alabama, will manage work on the field.

Aker Solutions CEO Luis Araujo said: “We are honored to have entered this master order with Chevron and to have been awarded the Anchor work order.

“This demonstrates the mutual trust between the two organizations, as well as the capabilities and experience of our umbilicals manufacturing organization in the US.”

Anchor oil and gas field is jointly owned by Chevron USA (62.86%) and Total E&P USA (37.14%). Chevron operates the field. The final investment decision (FID) for the development of the field was taken in December 2019.

Aker said the contract will count as order intake for the first quarter of this year.

The company will start performing the work with immediate effect.

Last month, Wood Group secured a contract from Chevron to deliver engineering design project for Anchor deepwater development.

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