Offshore/subsea systems

Subsea 7 and OneSubsea Alliance Wins BP Contract

The subsea partners secured a contract for the Cypre gas project offshore Trinidad and Tobago.

The Juniper platform will receive gas from the Cypre field offshore Trinidad and Tobago through dual flexible flowlines.

The Subsea Integration Alliance (SIA), a OneSubsea and Subsea 7 joint venture, was awarded a contract by BP Trinidad and Tobago to support the development of the Cypre gas project offshore Trinidad and Tobago.

Subsea 7 will handle the concept and design and the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of a two-phase liquid natural gas tieback to the Juniper platform through dual flexible flowlines and a manifold gathering system, along with topside upgrades.

“We have been working closely with BP and our suppliers at the earliest possible stage to help develop and deliver an integrated SPS [subsea production systems] and SURF [subsea umbilicals, risers, and flowlines] solution that optimizes cost and efficiency to accelerate first gas,” said Craig Broussard, vice president for Subsea 7.

OneSubsea will provide the subsea production systems, which will include seven horizontal subsea tree systems, subsea controls and connection systems, distribution and control systems and aftermarket services.

“By leveraging early engagement, digital solutions and field-proven, standard equipment, we were able to quickly define the development concept for bp’s Cypre project and place early orders for key components, derisking the project timeline,” said Don Sweet, director of SLB’s Subsea Production Systems business.

Work on the design, engineering, and project management scope of the project has started at Subsea 7’s US offices. Offshore installation is planned for 2024, the contractor said in a release on 18 November.

Drilling at the Cypre gas field, 78 km off the southeast coast of Trinidad at a water depth of 80 m, is to begin in 2023. First gas from the facility is expected in 2025.

”BP’s Cypre project is a prime example of our ability to harness the key strengths of Subsea Integration Alliance; Subsea7 with its expertise in executing complex EPCI projects and OneSubsea’s fast-track distribution of subsea production systems," said Olivier Blaringhem, CEO for Subsea Integration Alliance. "Combined, we are delivering a refined solution which enables early first gas."

The new award is labelled as “substantial” by Subsea 7, with its part of the SIA contract valued between $150 million and $300 million.