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Subsea 7 Announces Significant Pipelay Framework Agreement Contract for Shell's European Assets

27 September 2010

Subsea 7, one of the world's leading subsea engineering and construction companies, announced today that it has been awarded a 4-year single contractor framework agreement with Shell Upstream International Europe* for subsea pipeline installation services across its European offshore fields and facilities. The contract has a further 3 one-year extension options.

The contract will cover the provision of subsea pipeline installation services on a call-off basis. This includes project management, engineering and procurement services, right through to reeled pipeline installation offshore utilising Subsea 7’s pipelay vessel, the Seven Navica.

The new contract is in addition to the long-term ‘Underwater Services Contract’ that Subsea 7 has with Shell for inspection, repair and maintenance programmes, capital projects and decommissioning works across its European offshore fields and facilities.

Steph McNeill, Subsea 7's UK Regional Vice President, commented on this significant new contract award:

“It brings us great pleasure that in addition to already providing a broad range of life-of-field services for its European assets, Shell has awarded Subsea 7 this new contract to provide the same safe, timely, value-adding and best-in-class project delivery to support a number of its European pipelay projects, over the next 4 years.”

The contract is due to commence with immediate effect. Projects delivered under the pipelay frame agreement will be managed from Subsea 7’s UK and Norway offices.

Subsea 7 has demonstrated in recent years its ability to deliver a wide range of subsea field development and life of field projects whilst also offering a differentiating and unique value-adding service to its clients via its partnership approach to working. It currently holds an impressive number of long-term contracts and frame agreements with a diverse range of global oil and gas companies.