Reliance Awards McDermott Contract for KG-D6 Subsea Development
McDermott International announced a letter of award for a contract ranging from $250 million to $500 million from Reliance Industries for the deepwater KG-D6 subsea field development in the Krishna Godavari Basin, located off the east coast of India.
McDermott will provide engineering, procurement, installation, and precommissioning of subsea flowlines, vent lines, and a pipeline-end manifold for connection with six subsea wells in the R-cluster field at a water depth of up to 6,890 ft, including in-field pipelines, monoethylene glycol (MEG) line, pipeline-end terminals, jumpers, risers, umbilicals system, and the modification of the control riser platform to interface with the new facilities.
In addition to the R-Cluster of six subsea wells, the option for five to seven more subsea wells can be exercised by the client for an optional S-cluster package. The optional scope also consists of two additional subsea structures and flowlines at a water depth between 4,593 ft and 5,905 ft.
The company’s Engineering Center of Excellence office in Chennai will provide engineering and project management oversight for the project.
The contract is scheduled for completion by 2Q 2020 for the base scope, and the 1Q 2021 for the optional scope.
The northwestern boundary of the KG-D6 block is about 24 to 37 miles southeast of Kakinada in water depth of between 1,312 ft and 7,545 ft. R-Cluster and Satellite-Cluster discoveries are in the KG-D6 block. Reliance is planning to develop these discoveries in phases.
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