Shell taps Subsea 7 for Arran field work worth over $100 million

Shell has hired offshore installation and construction company Subsea 7 for work on the Arran gas condensate field development in the UK North Sea.

Aerial photography of Shell’s Shearwater Platform in the Central North Sea. Copyright: Shell International Ltd / Photographer: Ross Johnston
Aerial photography of Shell’s Shearwater Platform in the Central North Sea. Copyright: Shell International Ltd / Photographer: Ross Johnston

Subsea 7 will be responsible for the project management, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of 60 kilometers of mechanically lined pipe-in-pipe production flowline, together with subsea structures and tie-ins at the Arran and Columbus gas condensate fields and the Shearwater platform.

The Arran field sits around 240 kilometers east of Aberdeen and approximately 3 kilometers from the United Kingdom (UK)/Norway median line.

The contractor said on Friday that project management and detailed engineering had already started at Subsea 7’s office in Aberdeen. Offshore activities are expected to begin in 2020. This contract award is between $100 million and $200 million.

Jonathan Tame, Vice President UK & Canada, said: “This latest contract builds on our strong and established relationship with Shell, which has seen us deliver our design, engineering and technology expertise on a range of their projects for over 35 years.”

Shell took over operatorship of the Arran field in the UK North Sea and made the final investment decision (FID) to develop the field in October 2018.

At peak production, Arran is expected to produce around 100 million standard cubic feet a day of gas and 4,000 barrels per day of condensate, which combined equates to 21,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (gross).

The natural gas and liquids will be transported via a subsea pipeline to the Shell-operated Shearwater platform.

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