Anadarko awards Aker steel tube umbilicals contract

Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract of undisclosed value for eight steel tube umbilicals by Anadarko Petroleum for the Lucius field located in the Gulf of Mexico.

The scope of work includes the project management, design, engineering, and manufacturing of two electro/hydraulic dynamic production umbilicals, two gas lift dynamic umbilicals, three electro/hydraulic infield umbilicals and one gas lift infield umbilical, including all associated ancillary equipment required for installation and interface with the existing development.

These umbilicals will utilise the patented Aker Solutions PVC profile matrix, which provides both predictable estimates of fatigue and friction, as well as improved crush and impact resistance.

Management, engineering and manufacturing of the umbilicals will be performed at Aker Solutions’ facility in Mobile, Alabama, and final deliveries made in Q3 2013.

The Lucius field is located in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 275 miles (442km) southwest of Fourchon, Louisiana, in Keathley Canyon (KC) Block 874, 875 and 919, in a water depth of approximately 7,000ft (2,100m).