Subsea 7 has secured a second construction contract from Enbridge Offshore Facilities for the Vito field development in the US Gulf of Mexico.


Image: Subsea 7 secures additional contract for Vito field in Gulf of Mexico. Photo courtesy of SUBSEA 7.

Located nearly 241km south of New Orleans, Louisiana, the Vito field is a deep-water development project.

Under the latest contract, Subsea 7 the transportation and installation of 80.4km of 18-inch oil export pipelines and 27.3km 10-inch gas export pipelines.

The company will also be responsible for 4.8km of associated Steel Catenary Risers and pipeline end terminations.

Subsea 7 is scheduled to begin offshore installation activities in 2019 and 2020.

The company will carry out project management and engineering tasks related to the contract, with support from its offices in Glasgow, UK and Paris, France.

Subsea 7 Gulf of Mexico vice president Craig Broussard said: “This second Vito contract underlines Subsea 7’s reputation in the Gulf of Mexico for providing cost-effective solutions even in the most challenging deepwater environments.

“The choice of Subsea 7 as the contractor for the subsea scope of both awards enables additional efficiencies and seamless delivery.”

The company is already involved in project management, engineering, procurement, and installation services for the Vito field, as part of a contract awarded earlier this year.

In June, Subsea 7 secured a contract by Shell to support the deepwater Vito development project. The contract scope included the project management, engineering, procurement, installation and pull-in of two 12inch infield production flowlines with 10inch steel catenary risers (SCRs), one gas lift flowline and SCR, and the umbilical system.

The final investment decision for Vito field development was made in April this year.

Located in water depths of up to 4,000ft, the field is expected to have peak production capacity of approximately 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day.

The field development will comprise eight subsea wells with deep 18,000ft in-well gas lift and involves construction and fabrication of a new, simplified host design and subsea infrastructure.

According to estimates, the field holds recoverable resource of 300 million boe.