Statoil has selected Nexans to execute the contract for supplying umbilicals (cables) for three fast-track projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
The contract, valued at €45m, envisages the manufacture and supply of 42km of static and dynamic umbilicals for the Oseberg Delta field in the North Sea, the Snøhvit gas field in Barents Sea and the Smørbukk Sør in the Norwegian Sea.
Nexans umbilicals will provide hydraulic, data and fibre-optic services for the subsea equipment at a water depth of 100m for the Oseberg field, 345m for Snøhvit field and 300m for the Smørbukk Sør field.
Manufacturing of the cables is scheduled to begin by mid 2013 at Nexans’ facility at Halden, Norway, and expected to be completed by 2015.
Nexans’ Norway sales and marketing director for the Hybrid Underwater Cables division Ragnvald Graff described it as good continuation of the co-operation with Statoil on the two ongoing projects in the Asgard and Gullfaks fields.
"A key factor in this success is our strong customer approach focused on meeting Statoil’s specific project needs, not only in technical performance, but in logistics and on-time delivery," said Graff.
Statoil has been operating the Oseberg field, located 150km west of Bergen, since 1988, while oil production from P and S templates and gas injection into the R-templates in the Smørbukk Sør field started in 1999.
As the first offshore development in the Barents Sea, the Snøhvit gas field supplies 20.8mscmd natural gas liquids and condensate to Melkøya in Hammerfest through a 143km seabed pipeline.
Image: Oseberg is among the three fast-track projects of Statoil, for which Nexans would supply umbilicals. Photo coutresy of Øyvind Hagen / Statoil.