Baker Hughes wins subsea contract for Zohr in Egypt

Baker Hughes has won a subsea contract from Petrobel for the second phase of the vast Zohr gas field offshore Egypt.

As part of the subsea production system, Baker Hughes will be handling seven manifolds, tie-in systems, long offset subsea and topside control systems, workover systems and tools, and SemStar5 HIPPS (High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems).

Baker Hughes President and CEO, Lorenzo Simonelli, said: “The Zohr Field is one of the most significant developments of its kind, and through this project we can show the efficiency gains that such complex projects can achieve through our enhanced portfolio.

“This project has the potential to meet Egypt’s growing gas demand and save the country billions of dollars that would otherwise be spent on importing gas.”

Production from the Zohr gas field is expected to begin this year end, while peak production is anticipated to be achieved in 2019.