India: deepwater project

Aker-Kvaerner Subsea will deliver a complete subsea production system to Reliance Industries’ KG-D6 deepwater development offshore India later this year. The USD 400 million engineering, procurement and construction contract’s scope of supply includes: 19, 127mm and 178mm subsea trees; 6 six-slot production manifolds, 225 metric tons (mt) each; 1 deepwater pipeline end manifold, 370mt; 1 umbilical distribution hub, 170mt; three subsea distribution assemblies, 110mt each 32 lengths of steel-tube umbilical totaling 101km; 57km of electric power cable; and subsea control systems. The assignment also has a demanding schedule, with all equipment due to be delivered by the end of 2007 – 20 months after the contract was signed, according to deputy project manager, Alf Kristensen. System engineering and project management are based at Lysaker, Norway, outside Oslo. Construction is under way at various Aker Kvaerner sites. The first offshore installation is due in September. KG-D6, with reserves in the order of 400bcm, is in the Krishna-Godivari basin off the east coast of India.
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