The deal includes the the transportation, installation and pre-commissioning of subsea umbilicals, manifolds and diver-less tie-in spools.

Project management and engineering is expected to start immediately from Subsea 7’s office in Perth, Australia, and the offshore operations is scheduled to commence in late 2014.

Subsea 7 Australia & New Zealand vice president Darren Cormell said, "We understand the significance of this project to Apache, and the fact that they have entrusted this important project to Subsea 7 is an endorsement of Subsea 7’s capability locally and the strong working relationship that we have built together over many years."

The Julimar project, along with the close-by Brunello field, is located approximately 112 miles west-northwest of Dampier in Western Australia.