Subsea7 announced an award by LLOG Exploration Offshore, LLC as project manager for the Salamanca development project, which includes the Leon and Castile fields, in the US Gulf of Mexico. The award is defined as sizeable1.
The contract scope includes the installation of three infield subsea pipeline systems, as well as the design and fabrication of subsea structures. Subsea development will consist of two pipeline systems for the Leon field, located in Keathley Canyon 686, and one pipeline system for the Castile field, located in Keathley Canyon 736. The infield pipelines will produce and flow from wellsite PLETs to the Salamanca FPS in water depths ranging from 1,800 to 2,000 metres.
Additionally, the scope includes the installation of oil and gas export pipelines which depart from the Salamanca FPS and tie into existing pipeline transport systems approximately 48 kilometres away.
Project management and engineering will commence immediately at Subsea7’s office in Houston, Texas, with offshore activity expected to begin in 2024.
Craig Broussard, Vice President for Subsea7 US said: “We are excited about the opportunity to work closely and openly with LLOG on this fast-paced, greenfield development. Our strengths as a collaborative partner and the versatility of our fleet will be instrumental in ensuring predictable, safe, and timely project delivery.”
(1) Subsea7 defines a sizeable contract as being between USD 50 million and USD 150 million.