JDR wins umbilical contract for offshore gas fields in the Netherlands from Petrogas

World Oil Staff February 09, 2023

 (WO) — JDR, a global subsea cable supplier and servicer, has been awarded a contract by Petrogas E&P Netherlands to supply two umbilicals for the A15 and B10 offshore conventional gas fields in the Netherlands.

JDR umbilicals for offshore gas fields in the Netherlands
JDR umbilicals for offshore gas fields in the Netherlands

JDR will engineer, design and manufacture two subsea umbilicals, that range from 10-13 km in length, to provide vital power to two new platforms located at the A/B shallow gas field. The umbilicals incorporate hydraulic hoses, chemical injection hoses, electrical cables and fiber optic cables that enable communication between the platform facilities.

JDR will also deliver topside umbilical termination unit pull-in heads, hang-off bodies and umbilical termination assemblies for the project.

JDR will also manufacture the umbilical, topside terminations, and additional subsea equipment at its state-of-the-art Hartlepool facility, with the hydraulic hoses and LV cables being manufactured in JDR’s Littleport facility. When complete, the umbilicals will be attached onto 9.2 m delivery reels in Hartlepool and loaded onto an installation vessel to be taken offshore. The full scope of work will be delivered by the beginning of July 2023.

Nick Dancer, General Manager from Petrogas E&P Netherlands added, “This is a valuable project to us and one we’ve been committed to for quite some time, so it was important for us to choose the right partner. JDR’s technical consultation and ability to make our short project deadline was a leading factor in our decision. We’re looking forward to working with JDR and contributing additional domestic gas to support Europe during the current energy crisis.”

The fields are in quads A & B, in a shallow water depth of 115 ft. and are expected to recover 17.25 MMboe, comprised of 103.5 bcf of natural gas reserves. As Europe strives to meet high gas demand, the production from this project will support in meeting supply targets.

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