Subsea 7, UK has been awarded a US$ 17 million contract from StatoilHydro for engineering and installation of the Snorre B Riser Replacement project in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
‘Snorre is an oil field in the Tampen area in the northern part of the North Sea on the Norwegian Continental shelf. The sea depth in the area is 300-350 metres. Snorre B is located in the northern part of the field and is a semi-submersible integrated drilling, processing and accommodation steel facility. The scope of work involves engineering, subsea preparations and subsea disconnection and recovery of three off damaged flexible risers, the installation of three off new risers on the Snorre B platform and subsea tie-in of the risers to templates C and D. The offshore operations are due to take place in three phases from April to September 2009. The main offshore operations, including riser recovery, installation and tie-in operations will be performed by Subsea 7’s specialised flexible pipelay and construction vessel, the ‘Seven Seas’. In other news, Subsea 7 has won another major contract, worth US$200 million from Brazil’s Petrobras.