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Nexans umbilicals used in Statoil gas project

19th September 2013

Nexans static umbilicals to provide subsea-tie back at 137 m water depth between Rutil and Opgal gas discoveries and Gullfaks A platform

Nexans umbilicals used in Statoil gas project
A total of 9 km of static umbilicals will be deployed at water depths of around 137 metres

A global expert in the cable industry has been awarded an USD 11m subsea contract by a Norwegian oil major to supply umbilicals for a gas project in the North Sea.

 

Under the contract, Nexans will supply the static umbilicals for Statoil’s Gullfaks Rimfaksdalen gas project in the Norwegian North Sea. 

 

A total of 9 km of static umbilicals will be deployed at water depths of around 137 metres to provide the subsea tie-back between the Rutil and Opal gas discoveries and the existing Gullfaks A platform.

 

Nexans’ new standardised umbilical design integrates hydraulic, data and fibre optic services for fas-track projects such as tie-ins to existing infrastructures and other subsea oil and gas projects. 

 

The main Gullfaks field lies in the northern part of the Norwegian North Sea and has been developed since 1986, starting with production platform Gullfaks A, followed by Gullfaks B in 1988 and Gullfaks C in 1989.

 

Oil produced at the Gullfaks field is loaded directly into shuttle tankers, while associated gas is piped to the Kårstø gas treatment plant north of Stavanger and then on to continental Europe.