WOOD Group has been awarded the detailed design scope of the subsea tie-back from the Utgard gas and condensate field to the Sleipner facilities, in the Norwegian North Sea. Wood Group completed the front end engineering design (FEED) for the same project earlier this year.

The US$1million workscope is the first call off under the master service agreement (MSA) signed in May 2016.

Effective immediately, the three year contract will be executed from Wood Group’s offices in Stavanger and Oslo.

The Utgard tie-back consists of a 21km long pipe-in-pipe production pipeline from the four-slot template at Utgard to the Sleipner T platform and an integrated service umbilical (ISU) from the Sleipner A.

“We are excited to continue our work on the next stage of the Utgard field development and will leverage our deep knowledge of the field and the Sleipner facilities, alongside our commitment to working collaboratively with Statoil to ensure success in effective and efficient delivery of this challenging subsea project,” Robin Watson, Wood Group’s chief executive, said.