Subsea manifolds sail to Shetland fields

Offshore staff

ROSYTH, UK – Babcock has completed construction and outfitting of two subsea manifolds for BP’s Quad 204 redevelopment west of Shetland.

Their combined weight is 326 metric tons (359 tons). Both were transported by freighter to Lerwick in Shetland then transferred to a heavy-lift vessel for installation at the Schiehallion and Loyal oil and gas fields.

BP aims to extend production from the fields until 2035.

Babcock also installed pipe spools and pressure tested the structures at its factory in Rosyth on the Firth of Forth before handing them over to BP and its subcontractors to for controls fit out and site integration testing.

In total the manufacturer is supplying 73 subsea structures for the Quad 204 project.


Subsea manifolds for BP's Quad 204 redevelopment
Babcock delivered two subsea manifolds for BP's Quad 204 redevelopment. (Photo courtesy Babcock)

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