BG awards Blake field pipeline contract


BG International Ltd. has awarded a �250,000 contract to UK firm Andrew Palmer & Associates for design of the pipelines and associated structures for its Blake field development in the UK North Sea.


BG International Ltd. has awarded a �250,000 contract to UK firm Andrew Palmer & Associates for design of the pipelines and associated structures for its Blake field development in the UK North Sea.

Expected to produce 40,000 b/d of crude, Blake is the largest sub sea development in the UK oil and gas sector this year, according to BG. Blake is in the South Halibut basin in the northern section of the central North Sea.

The seabed architecture for the development will consist of a 200-tonne manifold and a control system capable of controlling and connecting eight subsea wells. The manifold contains two subsea multiphase flow-measuring devices. It will be connected to Talisman Energy Inc.'s existing floating production, storage, and offloading vessel, the Bleo Holm, stationed over Ross field.

Coflexip Stena Offshore Ltd. is main contractor for the Blake development project.

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