Subsea Tie-back Contract Secured by Wood Group

Published at 04:16PM - 29/08/16

Wood Group has secured a subsea tie-back contract from the Utgard gas and condensate fields to the Sleipner facilities, in the Norwegian North Sea.

The contract signed with Statoil was valued at US$1 million (£763,446) and is the first call under the master service agreement (MSA) signed by the company in May 2016.

“This further cements our strong global relationship with Statoil that is built on trust in our broad portfolio of capabilities and provision of innovative and diverse technical solutions,” Robin Watson, Wood Group’s chief executive, said.

Subsea Tie-back Contract Secured by Wood Group

The detailed design scope of the subsea tie-back will be executed from Wood Group’s offices in Stavanger and Oslo, in Norway.

According to a statement issued by the Group, the Utgard tie-back will consist of a 21 kilometre (13 miles) pipe-in-pipe production pipeline from the 4-slot template at Utgard to the Sleipner T platform and an integrated service umbilical (ISU) from the Sleipner A.

Subsea Tie-back Contract Secured by Wood Group
Statoil’s Sleipner A Platform

The contract follows other contracts with Wood Groups to support the Utgard field development as the company had already completed the front end engineering design (FEED) for the same project earlier this year.

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“We are excited to continue our work on the next stage of the Utgard field development and will leverage our deep knowledge of the field and the Sleipner facilities, alongside our commitment to working collaboratively with Statoil to ensure success in effective and efficient delivery of this challenging subsea project,” the CEO added.

“We are extremely pleased to commence the detailed design work, which follows the FEED work performed by us earlier this year and demonstrates the recognition of the quality of our work and the good cooperation that this project team has developed with Statoil,” Trond Grytten, operations director for Wood Group in Norway said.