OGF Article Corinth Secures Subsea 7 Contracts for Aker BP Subsea Tiebacks


Corinth Pipeworks has signed agreements with Subsea 7 to provide steel pipes for two Aker BP-operated subsea tieback projects to floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) units in the Norwegian Sea, Skogul and Aerfugl. The orders cover polypropylene-coated steel outer pipes for pipe-in-pipe flowlines for the tiebacks. The pipes will be manufactured this year at Corinth’s pipe mill in Thisvi, Greece, and Subsea 7 plans to conduct offshore installation by reel-lay in 2019 and 2020. Skogul is one of the smallest fields on the Norwegian shelf, with a reserve basis of approximately 9.4 million bbl of oil. It will be developed with a two-branch well drilled from a subsea template tied-in to the installations on the Vilje field and connected via pipeline from Vilje to Alvheim.