Statoil hires Oceaneering to deliver umbilicals for Johan Castberg

Statoil Petroleum AS has hired Oceaneering International Inc. to supply umbilicals for the Johan Castberg project offshore Norway in the Barents Sea.

Statoil Petroleum AS has hired Oceaneering International Inc. to supply umbilicals for the Johan Castberg project offshore Norway in the Barents Sea.

In late 2017, Statoil ASA submitted a plan for the development and operation of its Johan Castberg project to Norwegian authorities. Statoil estimated recoverable resources at 450-650 million boe (OGJ Online, Dec. 5, 2017).

The contract is for dynamic and static control umbilicals as well as associated hardware. The umbilicals will carry hydraulic control fluid and chemicals as well as provide electricity and fiber-optics needed to monitor subsea wells in 1,312 ft of water.

The umbilicals are expected to be tied back to a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel. Oceaneering plans to manufacture the umbilicals in Rosyth, Scotland, with delivery scheduled for early 2021.

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