Aquatic completes pipeline installation in Egypt and expands global reach

Aquatic recently completed its work scope in the offshore installation of a 7” threaded tubing pipeline in the Mediterranean Sea. The work was done for PETROBEL (a joint venture company between ENI & the Egyptian General Petroleum Company) as part of Maridive Offshore Project’s (MOP) scope aboard Maridive 232, a DPII Diving support vessel hired by PETROBEL for various subsea installation works.

Petrobel asked Maridive to study the use of Maridive 232 for the laying of 7”X 7km sea line on urgent basis. Maridive studied the possibility of constructing a temporary pipe lay firing line on board the vessel to fulfil client requirements.

During the early stages of the project, Aquatic assisted MOP with the front-end project engineering services, including equipment selection, deck layout review and sea line installation study against selected equipment.

Following on from that, Aquatic also provided equipment and experienced personnel to deliver the offshore operations. The 15Te 2-track tensioner, which was selected for this project was an ideal option for the project. The equipment was mobilised from the U.K. to the Mediterranean for the project execution.

The whole project from mobilisation to offshore installation and demobilisation was completed safely and on schedule.

7”X 7km of threaded tubing was installed. As part of Aquatic’s commitment to serving its clients in the Mediterranean, Aquatic decided to store the 2-track tensioner in MOP’s facility upon completion of the project. Having the equipment in country allows Aquatic to mobilise the kit quickly as and when it is required and provide cost savings to clients.

The storage of equipment in Egypt is a strategic decision for Aquatic to expand its global equipment footprint and also resulted into a further award from MOP for a project in Q2 2019. This shows how Aquatic addresses the evolving needs of the industry and answers clients’ needs by delivering greater operational efficiencies.