Burullus commissions Subsea 7 for West Nile Delta tie-ins

Offshore staff

LUXEMBOURG – Burullus Gas Co. has contracted Subsea 7 for platform extension and tie-in works for the Taurus and Libra fields in the Egyptian sector of the Mediterranean Sea.

BP is developing the fields under the first phase of its West Nile Delta development. Both will be tied into the Burullus-operated West Delta Deep Marine offshore facilities.

Subsea 7 will perform engineering and project management work at its offices in Cairo and London, with the Petrojet Madia yard near Alexandria fabricating the deck extension and spools.

Offshore work is expected to start during the second half of 2016 using Subsea 7’s Rockwater 2 as the main hookup and accommodation vessel. Seven Borealis will perform the offshore lift of the platform extension and the heavy construction vessel Seven Arctic will lay the umbilical.

Earlier this year BP awarded Subsea 7 a $500-million EPCI contract for the subsea infrastructure for the same project, which involves drilling nine well and installing 100 km (62 mi) of pipeline and 75 km (47 mi) of umbilicals.


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