Nexans wins BP's Mad Dog 2 umbilicals contract

Apr 30, 2018
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BP has selected Norway's Nexans to supply umbilicals for the second stage development of the Mad Dog offshore field in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Mad Dog 2 project is a deep-water oil and gas production development located in the Southern Green Canyon area of Gulf of Mexico, approximately 320 km  south of New Orleans, Louisiana.

It is part of an existing five-year frame agreement.

In a press statement, Nexans said its static and dynamic umbilicals and accessories will be installed in depths over 2,000 meters to connect the field to the Floating Production Unit (FPU). The scope of work includes three different umbilical designs integrating hydraulic, data and fiber optic services.

Winifred Patricia Johansen, business development manager for the Subsea and Land Systems business group at Nexans said: “We are committed to developing long-lasting solutions in a strongly competitive environment and over the years we have delivered many projects together with BP, including projects in the Gulf of Mexico. This contract confirms the trust BP has in Nexans, and we look forward to a new successful collaboration for the Mad Dog 2 project.”

The electrical and fiber optic elements will be manufactured at Nexans Norway plant in Rognan, Norway and the umbilicals will be developed, manufactured and tested at Nexans Norway specialised plant in Halden, Norway.