bp, Subsea Integration Alliance partner to enhance subsea project performance
(WO) —bp has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Subsea Integration Alliance aimed at developing a framework to enhance subsea project performance. The agreement with the Alliance, which comprises Subsea7 and OneSubsea, an SLB company, will combine the three companies’ skills, knowledge and experience across a global portfolio of projects.
The agreement will combine bp’s experience to frame, build and execute projects with the Alliance’s capability to deliver integrated subsea production systems (SPS) and subsea umbilical, riser and flowline (SURF) systems. The team will work together, from concept development through the full field lifecycle, to support project delivery through new ways of working and an innovative commercial model.
A new team will be formed to oversee and manage activities across the program, with a focus on safety, quality and subsea project performance.
Ewan Drummond, bp’s SVP of projects, said, “The members of Subsea Integration Alliance have been a key supplier of bp for decades, and by combining our resources and knowledge, we can bring significant benefits to our customers and our stakeholders. Together, we can safely deliver projects with improved project schedules, reducing our total cost of ownership and harnessing synergies through a collaborative one-team mindset.”
The MoU was signed at an official ceremony in London on September 22, 2023, that was attended by Ewan Drummond; Olivier Blaringhem; Louise Jacobsen Plutt, bp Senior Vice President of Procurement; Kristian Siem, Subsea7 Chairman; John Evans, Subsea7 CEO; Steve Gassen, SLB President of Production Systems; and Mads Hjelmeland, SLB Director of Subsea Production Systems.