Statoil has awarded the EPC Contract for the Zeepipe IIA Gooseneck Spool and Retrofit Hot Tap Tee to IKM Ocean Design.
According to IKM, the contract has a duration of approximately 18 months for the completion of detailed design/engineering, procurement and construction. The work starts immediately.
The Gina Krog field is an oil and gas field located approximately 30 km north of the Sleipner A installation in 116 m water depth. The Gina Krog field is owned by PL029, PL048, PL029B and PL303 and is located within both 15/6 and 15/5 blocks.
Injection gas to the Gina Krog Field will be supplied through a 16” pipeline connected to the 40” Zeepipe IIA pipeline via a 12” spool. The connection will be by hot-tapping and tie-in to a 40″x12″ retrofit tee. The installation will be diverless by utilizing Statoil’s hot tap equipment at the PRS base in Haugesund.
This installation is the second of its kind worldwide, however first of its kind on a larger trunkline, IKM said.
Zeepipe is a natural gas transportation system to export North Sea natural gas to the receiving terminal at Zeebrugge in Belgium. Zeepipe II A is a 303 km long 40″ pipeline from Kollsnes gas processing plant in Norway to Sleipner, and has been in operation since 1996. The capacity of Zeepipe II A is 26.3 billion cubic meters per year.