Nexans Norway is to supply static and dynamic umbilicals and accessories for a deep-water oil and gas production development in the US. The project is part of a five-year frame agreement between BP and Nexans for the worldwide supply of umbilical and direct electrical heating cables.
Nexans will supply umbilicals for the second stage development of the Mad Dog offshore field in the Gulf of Mexico. The static and dynamic umbilicals and accessories will be installed in depths of over 2,000 metres.
BP’s Mad Dog 2 project is a deep-water oil and gas production development located in the Southern Green Canyon area of Gulf of Mexico, approximately 320 kilometres south of New Orleans, Louisiana. BP discovered the Mad Dog Field in 1998 and it remains one of the largest discoveries in region.
BP has ordered Nexans’ umbilicals and accessories to connect the field to the floating production unit. The scope of work includes three different umbilical designs integrating hydraulic, data and fibre optic services.
Winifred Patricia Johansen, business development manager for the Subsea and Land Systems business group at Nexans said, “We are committed to developing long-lasting solutions in a strongly competitive environment and over the years we have delivered many projects together with BP, including projects in the Gulf of Mexico. This contract confirms the trust BP has in Nexans, and we look forward to a new successful collaboration for the Mad Dog 2 project.”
The electrical and fibre optic elements will be manufactured at Nexans Norway plant in Rognan, Norway and the umbilicals will be developed, manufactured and tested at Nexans Norway specialised plant in Halden, Norway.