FMC Technologies to supply subsea production systems to Wintershall Norge

FMC Technologies has signed a long-term frame agreement with exploration firm Wintershall Norge AS to supply subsea production systems for its developments offshore Norway.

The $280m contract covers sourcing and building subsea production equipment for Wintershall’s Maria field development, Wintershall’s first subsea development in Norway.

FMC Technologies already provides surface and shallow water equipment to Wintershall. Tore Halvorsen, FMC Technologies’ senior vice president of subsea technologies, said he hoped the new contract would enable the firm to implement standardised solutions for Wintershall’s future subsea developments.

The Maria field development is located approximately 200km from the Trondheim coastline, on the Halten Terrace in the Norwegian North Sea.

Similar systems for future subsea fields are under consideration for Wintershall’s Skarfjell development in the North Sea and a new extension north of the producing field Brage is also being investigated.

Under the proposed development solution the Maria field would be linked to the already existing infrastructure nearby via a subsea tie-back. Based on this plan, the Maria field would be connected with the producing platform Kristin, Åsgard and Heidrun via two subsea templates.