Project to deliver industry’s longest deepwater subsea multiphase boosting tieback
HOUSTON, December 5, 2016—Subsea Integration Alliance announced today the industry’s first deepwater integrated subsea engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) multiphase boosting system award. This award, by Murphy Exploration & Production Company–USA, a subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR), is for the industry’s longest deepwater subsea multiphase boosting tieback.
Building on a track record of numerous engineering studies, this is the first EPCIC project award for Subsea Integration Alliance, which was formed July 2015 between OneSubsea, Schlumberger, and Subsea 7. The scope of the contract calls for the supply and installation of a subsea multiphase boosting system for the Dalmatian Field in the Gulf of Mexico. This includes topside and subsea controls, as well as a 35 km integrated power and control umbilical. The alliance enables a turnkey integrated project from design through supply, installation and commissioning.
“OneSubsea has a strong track record of innovation, including world-leading experience in subsea multiphase boosting systems. More than 35 projects, including some 100 subsea pumps, have been delivered since 1994,” said Mike Garding, president, OneSubsea, Schlumberger. “This fit-for-purpose subsea boosting technology will improve Murphy E&P’s ultimate recovery through a cost-effective, record tieback. The innovative business model of the alliance further contributes to greater certainty of cost and return on investment.”
Subsea 7’s Chief Executive Officer, Jean Cahuzac, added, “This contract recognizes our successful alliance model that brings together Subsea 7’s SURF technology and extensive track record in delivery of large-scale complex EPCIC projects, with OneSubsea’s reservoir and subsea production, and processing systems technologies. Our alliance presents Murphy E&P with many opportunities to improve their field economics, and reduces complexity, cost and risk to achieve production objectives safely, on time and within challenging cost targets.”
Through the alliance, the organizations will work closely together across their project management teams, sharing knowledge and best practices to identify opportunities for continuous improvement while providing seamless project execution. Murphy E&P will benefit from the removal of interface and design risks associated with conventional subsea solutions. Offshore installation activities are scheduled for 2018.
About the Alliance
Subsea Integration Alliance is a worldwide non-incorporated partnership between OneSubsea, Schlumberger, and Subsea 7 developed to jointly design, develop, and deliver integrated subsea development solutions through the combination of subsurface expertise, subsea production systems (SPS), subsea processing systems, subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines systems (SURF), and life of field services. Its goal is delivering complementary technology and expertise that help customers extend field life and lower production costs, ensuring greater certainty of recovery and return on the investment.
About the Companies
Schlumberger is the world's leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry. Working in more than 85 countries and employing approximately 100,000 people who represent over 140 nationalities, Schlumberger supplies the industry's most comprehensive range of products and services, from exploration through production, and integrated pore-to-pipeline solutions that optimize hydrocarbon recovery to deliver reservoir performance.
Schlumberger Limited has principal offices in Paris, Houston, London and The Hague, and reported revenues of $35.47 billion in 2015. For more information, visit www.slb.com.
Subsea 7 S.A (Oslo Børs: SUBC, ADR: SUBCY) is a leading global contractor in seabed-to-surface engineering, construction, and services to the offshore energy industry. Subsea 7 provides technical solutions to enable the delivery of complex projects in all water depths and challenging environments. For more information, visit www.subsea7.com.
For further information, contact:
Simon Farrant – Schlumberger Limited, Vice President of Investor Relations
Joy V. Domingo – Schlumberger Limited, Manager of Investor Relations
Tel: +1 713 375 3535
Isabel Green – Subsea 7, Investor Relations Director
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8210 5568
Susan Ganz – Schlumberger, Public Relations Manager-Western Hemisphere
Tel: +1 713 939 2997
Michelle Wainwright – Subsea 7, Communications Manager, Gulf of Mexico
Tel: +44 1224 526570 Mobile: +44 (0) 7876778370
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