BP commissions Bos Shelf for deepwater Shah Deniz campaign

Offshore staff

BAKU, Azerbaijan – The BP-led Shah Deniz consortium has contracted Bos Shelf LLC to transport and install the deeper water subsea production systems for Shah Deniz Stage 2 in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

Bos Shelf LLC is a partnership between Saipem Contracting Netherlands and Star Gulf FZCO.

The scope of the $1.5-billion contract includes management and operation of the newbuild subsea construction vessel Khankendi for the subsea systems and structures at all five flanks of the project.

The Khankendi is under construction by Baku shipyard with the hull strips and bow block already integrated. BP adds that the subsea production system will be the biggest ever built in the Caspian.

Installations are expected to be completed by the middle of 2022, with an option to extend Bos Shelf LLC’s contract to cover installation of remaining trees, flying leads, and jumpers at the east-south, east-north and west-south subsea flanks between 2022 and 2027.

The scope also includes use of the reactivated pipelay barge Israfil Huseinov and a second pipelay installation campaign for the deeper water flowlines in 2019.

Work on Shah Deniz Stage 2 and South Caucasus pipeline expansion (SCPX) projects continues to move forward, BP adds, with more than 70% of all first gas work across Azerbaijan and Georgia complete in terms of engineering, procurement, and construction.

The project remains on schedule for the first gas in 2018.


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