Field/project development

Aker Wins Umbilicals Contract for King’s Quay Development in GOM

Delivery of the umbilicals is expected in Q4 2021. The King’s Quay FPS achieved FID in Q2 2019, and is expected to process up to 80,000 B/D of crude oil with first production in 2022.

Large roll of umbilical material
Akers Solutions

Subsea 7 awarded Aker Solutions a contract to deliver umbilicals for Murphy Oil’s King’s Quay development in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM). The work scope includes 22 km (14 miles) of steel-tube umbilicals and distribution equipment to connect the King’s Quay floating production system (FPS) to the Samurai, Khaleesi, and Mormont deepwater developments.

The King's Quay semisubmersible FPS, which achieved final investment decision in 2019, will be located around 280 km south of New Orleans in the Green Canyon area of GOM and will process up to 80,000 B/D of crude oil. First production is expected in 2022.

The engineering, design, and manufacturing of the umbilicals and distribution equipment will take place at Aker Solutions' facility in Mobile, Alabama, with work starting immediately, and the delivery is planned for Q4 2021.