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Expro has secured a seven-year subsea contract from BP for the Quad 204 project, located west of the Shetland Isles in the UK North Sea.

Under the contract, Expro will provide its latest design vertical xmas tree landing string for the installation of BP’s subsea completions.

The design of Expro’s ELSA-DB (dual bore) subsea test tree systems will be integrated with BP subsea production system’s contractor, completion provider and deepwater drilling rig.

Expro said the design landing string system allows well clean-up / completion and deployment from a mobile-operated drilling unit before the vertical production tree installation.

"The design landing string system allows well clean-up / completion and deployment from a mobile-operated drilling unit before the vertical production tree installation."

Under the Quad 204 project, BP plans to build a new floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit to replace the existing Schiehallion installation.

Plans also include an extension of the current subsea system with 15 new replacement flow lines and 21 new replacement risers.

Upon completion, the new FPSO is expected to produce 130,000 barrels per day of oil and 220m standard cubic feet per day of gas compression.

The installation of the FPSO and its subsea structures will be carried out in modules with production expected to start in 2016.

Expro region director for Europe CIS Keith Palmer said: "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."


Image: Expro will provide its latest design vertical xmas tree landing string for BP’s Quad 204 project in UK North Sea. Photo: courtesy of Expro.

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