Nexans has delivered its static umbilical to Statoil’s Snøhvit gas field project, located off the coast of northern Norway, as part of a €45m contract.
Said to be the third in the portfolio of standardised umbilical deliveries awarded by Statoil in December 2012 for the Norwegian Continental Shelf, the Snøhvit CO2 umbilical has been placed at a water depth of around 300m.
Planned to be routed between existing distribution units to a new subsea template, the umbilical will provide hydraulic, electrical and fibre optic services for subsea organisations.
The subsea umbilical has been manufactured at Nexans’ specialised Halden plant in Norway and features standard elements with minor adjustments.
An additional well will be set up by the Snøhvit project development at a new CO2 injection template, and will prepare for gas production from existing templates.
The Snøhvit CO2 umbilical has been developed to provide a cost-efficient solution for tie-ins to existing infrastructure or other kinds of subsea oil and gas fast track projects.
According to Nexans, Snøhvit is the first offshore development in the Barents Sea, as well as the seafloor development.
An onshore facility will control all the functions in the field, without the need for surface installations.
As part of the project, natural gas will be transferred to land for liquefication and export of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Nexans High Voltage & Underwater Cable Business senior executive vice-president Dirk Steinbrink said: "At 145,000 metres, the main umbilical remains the world’s longest umbilical in a single length.
"The successful delivery of the latest umbilical for Snøhvit CO2 is a further confirmation of our capability to undertake standardised and simplified deliveries of subsea projects."
Image: The Snøhvit CO2 umbilical will provide hydraulic, electrical and fibre optic services for subsea services. Photo: courtesy of Nexans