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Subsea 7 and Aker Solutions land Kobra East & Gekko contracts

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Subsea 7 and Aker Solutions have been awarded contracts by Aker BP for the Kobra East & Gekko (KEG) field development, located in the Alvheim area of the North Sea.

Aker BP, the operator, and licence partners ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS and Lundin Energy Norway AS submitted a plan for development and operation (PDO) for Kobra East & Gekko to Norway's Ministry of Petroleum and Energy earlier this month.

Subsea 7 will provide a subsea tie-back of approximately 8 km to the Alvheim FPSO, via the existing Kneler B subsea manifold. The contract scope includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the pipelines, spools, protection cover and tie-ins using key vessels from Subsea 7’s fleet. The production pipeline is a pipe-in-pipe design.

Project management and engineering will commence at Subsea 7’s offices in Stavanger, Norway. Fabrication of the pipelines will take place at Subsea 7’s spoolbase at Vigra, Norway and offshore operations are expected to take place in 2022 and 2023.

The scope of Aker Solutions' work covers a complete subsea production system including four horizontal subsea trees, three manifolds, control systems, three static subsea umbilicals, as well as associated tie-in equipment and installation work.

The work will involve Aker Solutions’ facilities in Brazil, Malaysia, Norway and the UK. Final deliveries are scheduled for 1Q23.

Monica Bjørkmann, Vice President for Subsea 7 Norway, said: “This award continues our long-standing collaboration with Aker BP, through the Aker BP Subsea Alliance. The partnership enables Subsea 7 to engage early in the field development process, optimising design solutions and contributing to a positive final investment decision. Subsea 7 looks forward to continuing our alliance with Aker BP for the KEG field development, with a focus on safe, efficient and reliable operations.”

“This award continues our long-standing collaboration with Aker BP, through the Aker BP Subsea Alliance. The partnership enables Aker Solutions to engage early in the field development process, optimising design solutions and contributing to a positive final investment decision. We look forward to continuing our alliance with Aker BP, with a continued strong focus on safe and efficient operations while helping to reduce the carbon footprint,” said Maria Peralta, executive vice president and head of Aker Solutions’ subsea business.


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