Chevron Australia and Inpex Operations Australia have selected Subsea 7 to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for an emergency pipeline repair system (EPRS) for use in offshore Australia.

The four contracts awarded to Subsea 7 consist of design, fabrication and procurement of repair equipment.

Under the third contract, the company will develop repair methodologies and procedures that will be available during the life of the Chevron and assets operated by Inpex.

"Located in various water depths as far as 1,350m, the pipelines are up to 44in in diameter."

As part of the project, Subsea 7 will develop a process of repair, which includes equipment and contingency procedures.

The process will help support the pipelines that are operated by Chevron and Inpex’s Ichthys pipeline off the north and north-west coasts of Australia.

Located in various water depths as far as 1,350m, the pipelines are up to 44in in diameter.

Subsea 7’s office located in Perth, Australia, will conduct project management, engineering and procurement with immediate effect.

The company’s intervention and autonomous system specialists in Aberdeen will provide support to the project.

Site integration testing is slated for completion by 2017.

Subsea 7 life of field vice-president Stephen Steele said: "This award reinforces our position at the forefront of intervention and repair technologies and showcases one of Subsea 7’s key capabilities in the area of life of field services."