JDR wins deepwater West Africa umbilical order

Offshore staff

LITTLEPORT, UK – Royal Niger Emerging Technologies, a Nigerian oil and gas service company, has awarded JDR a fasttrack contract supporting the West African Abo project for the manufacture of a 1.55-km (1-mi) hybrid of steel tube and thermoplastic umbilical. The umbilical, designed to include a combination of hydraulic control and chemical hoses, low-voltage signal cables, and a central bundle of steel-tube chemical supply lines, is set to be delivered to the Abo field within 1Q 2015.

The umbilical will connect an existing subsea distribution unit to a new well through two umbilical termination units. JDR will manufacture and load-out the umbilical on a 9.2-m (30-ft) installation reel from its deepwater, quayside facility in Hartlepool, UK.

Abo is Nigeria’s first deepwater oil field in the southeastern part of oil mining lease (OML) 125, about 55 km (34 mi) off the coast in water depths up to 780 m (2,461 ft).


JDR is supporting the West African Abo field project with a 1.55-km (1-mi) hybrid of steel tube and thermoplastic umbilical.

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