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October 7, 2014

FMC wins subsea contract for Wintershall’s Maria development in Norway

FMC Technologies has secured a subsea contract worth about NOK1.8bn ($280m) for Wintershall's Maria development in the Norwegian Sea.

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FMC Technologies has secured a subsea contract worth about NOK1.8bn ($280m) for Wintershall’s Maria development in the Norwegian Sea.

Under the deal, FMC will supply a subsea production system featuring two integrated template manifolds with respective trees and auxiliary equipment.

FMC will also deliver the dynamic and the static umbilical, a production riser base, a subsea umbilical termination unit, and a subsea control system.

The Maria field is about 200km from Trondheim on the Halten Terrace in the Norwegian Sea.

The field is 20km east of the Kristin field and 45km south of the Heidrun field in Blocks 6407/1 and 6406/3.

"The Maria field is expected to produce about 130 million barrels of oil and more than two billion standard cubic metres of gas."

The Maria field is expected to produce about 130 million barrels of oil and more than two billion standard cubic metres of gas.

Similar subsea systems are under consideration for Wintershall’s Skarfjell development and an extension north of the Brage field.

Wintershall plans to connect the Maria field through existing infrastructure to the producing Kristin, Heidrun and Åsgard fields via two subsea templates.

Wintershall Norge managing director Bernd Schrimpf said: "Maria is our first subsea development in Norway and we are consequently building our expertise in this field.

"Wintershall sees future potential for more developments of this kind on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and Norway is becoming a center of excellence for this kind of work."

Wintershall Norge operates the field with a 50% stake while Petoro and Centrica hold 30% and 20% interests respectively.


Image: The Maria field is about 200km from Trondheim on the Halten Terrace in the Norwegian Sea. Photo: courtesy of Wintershall Holding.

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