Petrobel lets subsea contract for Zohr field Phase 2

Belayim Petroleum Co. (Petrobel), a joint venture of wholly owned Eni SPA subsidiary IEOC Production BV and Egyptian General Petroleum Corp., has let a subsea contract to Baker Hughes for Phase 2 of the supergiant Zohr gas field in the Mediterranean Sea offshore Egypt.

Belayim Petroleum Co. (Petrobel), a joint venture of wholly owned Eni SPA subsidiary IEOC Production BV and Egyptian General Petroleum Corp., has let a subsea contract to Baker Hughes for Phase 2 of the supergiant Zohr gas field in the Mediterranean Sea offshore Egypt.

BHGE will provide project management, engineering procurement, fabrication, construction, testing, and transportation of a subsea production system, including seven manifolds, tie-in systems, long offset subsea and topside control systems, SemStar5 high-integrity pressure protection systems (HIPPS), and workover systems and tools, and will support the installation, commissioning, and startup operations.

The project draws on BHGE’s experience in large-bore, long-offset gas fields and incorporates an integrated HIPPS network. For the first time, BHGE also will provide 10 e-EHXT trees, manufactured at its subsea center in Aberdeen. The trees were designed in collaboration with Eni as part of a standardization exercise, applying field-proven products and systems gained from previous projects with Eni on a range of successful deepwater projects in Africa.

BHGE also will provide wellheads as part of a separate contract awarded by Petrobel earlier this year.

Petrobel is leading development of Zohr field on behalf of PetroSherouk, a joint venture of Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co., IEOC, and BP PLC.

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