Subsea 7, a global contractor specializing in seabed to surface engineering and construction and headquartered in the UK, has been awarded four contracts by Chevron Australia and INPEX Operations Australia for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of an Emergency Pipeline Repair System (EPRS) for offshore use in Australia.
This EPRS project consists of developing a process of repair, including both equipment and contingency procedures, to support the Chevron-operated pipelines and INPEX's Ichthys pipeline off the North and Northwest coasts of Australia. These pipelines are located in various water depths of up to 1,350 metres and are up to 44" in diameter. The contracts comprise design, fabrication and procurement of repair equipment and development of repair methodologies and procedures that will be available during the life of the Chevron and INPEX operated assets. Site integration testing is due to be completed by 2017.
Stephen Steele, Vice President, Subsea 7, Life of Field, said: "This award reinforces our position at the forefront of intervention and repair technologies and showcases one of Subsea 7's key capabilities in the area of Life of Field services.