Subsea 7 SA announced Dec. 21 that it was awarded a contract valued between $50 million and $150 million by oil major BP PLC for developing the Manuel project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
The contract covers subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines, including the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of an electrically heat traced flowline and a steel catenary riser.
Other subsea structures are included with the front-end engineering and design.
The Manuel project comprises a two-well development tie-back to the Na Kika production facility, which will work at water depths of up to 1,900 meters. It will be the first in the U.S. to use electrically heat traced flowline technology that allows cost-effective, longer tie-back solutions.
The project will be conducted by the Subsea Integration Alliance, a partnership between Subsea 7 and OneSubsea Schlumberger.
Offshore operations are slated in the fourth quarter of 2019.