Nexans Provides Snøhvit CO2 Umbilical

Snohvit_leaving_Halden_250Statoil’s Snøhvit gas field will be equipped with Nexans’ static umbilical that provide hydraulic, electrical and fibre optic services for subsea services.

The Snøhvit project development will establish an additional well at a new CO2 injection template as well as prepare for gas production from existing templates. The new Nexans supplied umbilical will be routed between existing distribution unit to a new subsea template.

The Snøhvit CO2 umbilical is the third delivery in a €45 million portfolio of standardized umbilical deliveries awarded by Statoil in December 2012 for the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Nexans’ specialized facility in Halden, Norway, has manufactured the Snøhvit CO2 umbilical to Statoil’s new design. This is developed to provide a consistent and cost-efficient solution for simplified or fast track projects, such as tie-ins to existing infrastructure, or other kinds of subsea oil and gas projects. Installed at a water depth of approximately 300 metres, the Snøhvit CO2 umbilical features standard elements with minor adjustments.

Snøhvit is both the first offshore development in the Barents Sea, and the first seafloor development where all functions in the field will be controlled from an onshore facility without surface installations. This project involves bringing natural gas to land for liquefication and export of LNG.

Dirk Steinbrink, Senior Executive Vice President High Voltage & Underwater Cable Business, said: “Nexans has a long standing relationship with Statoil in Norway. In fact, in 2005 we delivered the main umbilical and infield umbilicals for the Snøhvit field. At 145,000 metres, the main umbilical remains the world’s longest umbilical in a single length. The successful delivery of the latest umbilical for Snøhvit CO2 is a further confirmation of our capability to undertake standardized and simplified deliveries of subsea projects.”

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