Wintershall lets subsea contract to FMC for $280 million

Wintershall Holding GMBH has let a $280 million subsea contract to FMC Technologies for the Maria development in the Norwegian Sea (OGJ Online, May 23, 2012).

Maria will be linked via subsea tie-back with the Kristin, Asgard, and Heidrun platforms.

The Maria Subsea Production System consists of two integrated template manifolds with respective trees and auxiliary equipment. It also includes the dynamic and the static umbilicals, the production riser base, the subsea umbilical termination unit, and the subsea control system.

Maria, 20 km east of Kristin and 45 km south of Heidrun, is expected to produce 130 million bbl of oil and 2 billion cu m of gas. Operator Wintershall has 50%; partners include Petoro 30% and Centrica 20%.

Wintershall said FMC Kongsberg Subsea AS was let the contract “after a thorough selection process and in alignment with the other license partners.”

Similar subsea systems are under consideration for Wintershall’s Skarfjell development and an extension north of Brage field.

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