Subsea 7 S.A. has been awarded a contract from Cooper Energy Ltd for the Sole Development Project.
The Sole gas field is located in the eastern part of the Gippsland Basin, approximately 25 miles offshore Victoria, Australia. The contract scope includes the subsea tie-back of the Sole well to the Orbost Gas Plant, the fabrication and installation of 40 miles of pipeline, spool and manifold, along with installation of a 40 mile umbilical and the commissioning of the system.
Project management and engineering will begin immediately from Subsea 7’s office in Perth, Australia, with offshore operations expected to start in 2018.
“We are delighted to have been awarded this key project from Cooper Energy Ltd.,” Andy Woolgar, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, said. “This award draws upon Subsea 7’s substantial experience of delivering projects in the Gippsland Basin over the last 40 years. We look forward to leveraging this established and proven record in pipeline fabrication and offshore installation to help Cooper Energy as it develops its offshore gas resources.”