Expro has landed a major subsea contract with BP for the Quad 204 project, west of Shetland in the UK North Sea.
The seven-year multi-million dollar contract will see Expro provide its latest design vertical xmas tree landing string for the installation of BP’s subsea completions. Expro’s ELSA-DB (Dual Bore) subsea test tree systems (pictured) will be interfaced with BP’s subsea production system’s contractor, completion provider, and deepwater drilling rig.
The ELSA-DB landing string system is used in conjunction with vertical production tree systems. The design enables well clean-up/completion deployment from a mobile operated drilling unit (MODU) prior to the installation of the vertical production tree.
Keith Palmer, Region Director for Europe CIS at Expro, says: “This project will also see Expro apply its newest vertical subsea technologies in the North Sea for the first time.”
BP’s Quad 204 project involves constructing a new floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit to replace the Schiehallion FPSO, which was towed off station earlier this year and is now docked in Rotterdam, and for sale. The new FPSO and its subsea structures will be installed in modules with production planned for 2016.