Subsea 7 snares new Gorgon gig
Chevron has selected Subsea 7 for a second major deal related to the giant Gorgon gas project offshore Australia worth a huge US $440 million.
After winning an $80 million from Chevron Australia covering transport and installation of subsea umbilicals and structures earlier this month Subsea 7 has now been selected for a bigger Gorgon deal covering installation and tie-in of heavy lift structures.
Under the new deal Subsea 7 will tackle installation of 20 subsea structures and foundation units, each weighing 1,050 tonnes, 15 pipe spools each weighing 190 tonnes, 48 tie-in spools, plus 39 electrical and 18 hydraulic flying leads, five infield umbilicals, and two distribution units.
All Gorgon project management will take place in Perth, Western Australia, and the work will support development of the Gorgon and Janz fields 65km and 130km (40 and 81 miles) from Barrow Island, off the north-west coast of Western Australia, in water depths of up to 1,350m (4,428 feet).
Operated by Chevron, Gorgon is estimated to contain reserves ranging up to 40 Tcf and project partners include ExxonMobil, Shell, plus three Japanese companies, Osaka Gas, Tokyo Gas and Chubu Electric Power.