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

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Scheduled to start up in October 2020, the Aerfugl project will tie back to Aker’s Skarv FPSO, located in the northern part of the Norwegian Sea. 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.