October 2018 SubseaDesign AS was awarded a contract for Bauge field (former known as Snilehorn) as a tieback to the Njord Platform, by Equinor. The subsea development consists of a 2-Slot subsea production template located approximately 16km from the Njord A platform in water depth of 282 meters.
SubseaDesign has performed an evaluation of Wellhead Load Relief (WLR) system for the Northern Lights project. The purpose was to find a feasible WLR system with an acceptable WLR efficiency to safely perform drilling operations on an existing well. Traditional tether lines were evaluated but could not meet the acceptance criteria. Instead, a HSBT (High Stiffness Buoyant Tether) system was introduced.