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January 25, 2021

Chevron unit awards Subsea 7 contract for SLGC project offshore Angola

Chevron’s Cabinda Gulf Oil Company (CABGOC) has awarded a contract to subsea engineering firm Subsea 7 for the Sanha Lean Gas Connection (SLGC) project offshore Angola.

By Umesh Ellichipuram

Chevron’s Cabinda Gulf Oil Company (CABGOC) has awarded a contract to subsea engineering firm Subsea 7 for the Sanha Lean Gas Connection (SLGC) project offshore Angola.

Under the contract, Subsea 7 will be responsible for the construction and installation of the Lean Gas Platform system at a water depth of approximately 70m in Block 0, offshore Angola.

Subsea 7’s offices in Paris and Lisbon will carry out project management and engineering, while its Sonamet’s yard in Lobito, Angola, will undertake fabrication work from 2021 to 2022. Offshore operations are scheduled to take place in 2022 and 2023.

Subsea 7 Africa, Middle East and Caspian Region senior vice-president Gilles Lafaye said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract by CABGOC, following a public tender. This is the result of a long-term collaboration with the client and a track record of delivering successful projects.

“The project reinforces Subsea 7’s presence in Angola and our commitment to support Africa’s energy industry.”

The SLGC project is expected to cater to the anticipated gas shortfall during 2022-25.

Subsea 7 did not reveal the value of the contract but called it ‘substantial,’ with an estimated range between $150m and $300m.

Last year, Subsea 7 has secured a contract from Aker BP for the Hod Field Development Project in the southern part of the Norwegian North Sea.

The Aker BP-operated Hod oil and gas field lies at a water depth of 72m, 12km south of the Valhall field complex.

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