Deepwater subsea operations vessel Normand Oceanic has recently arrived at Aker Solutions plant in Moss, Norway to pick up umbilicals for CNOOC’s LingShui gas field development in the South China Sea. Lingshui 17-2 is CNOOC’s first subsea deepwater project located in the South China Sea, off the Hainan Province in water depths of up to 1,500 metres. Mitigation and operations rules were put in place before Normand Oceanic arrived in Moss and Aker Solutions started spooling of 22.3 kilometes of steel tube umbilicals. The spooling operation, which already started, is planned to take 10 days. “It was great to attend the load out at Moss and see the commitment to deliver this project to our client on time,” said Anette Knoph Lerø, Head of Products Norway at Aker Solutions. “To manage this in these challenging times is a great achievement and a result of good cooperation and team effort over a long period.” The next load out for four umbilicals on reels is planned for the first week of April. Aker Solutions will in total deliver 71 kilometres of umbilicals to CNOOC for the LingShui project by end of 2020. The company is also responsible for LingShui subsea production system. Several risk assessment sessions have been run as part of the load out planning, jointly coordinated between CNOOC, COOEC, Subsea 7 and Aker Solutions. The subsea production system for the Lingshui 17-2 field consists of 11 horizontal subsea trees, four manifolds, topside and subsea control system and a vertical tie-in connection system. The static and dynamic umbilicals will link the subsea development to a new semi-submersible platform.
In keeping with his promise to inject some fresh faces into his African Nations Championship squad, Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has called up four new players.Kwara United’s former junior international defender Ganiyu Ogungbe, Kano Pillars’ midfielder Rabiu Mohammed, junior international striker Abdullahi Gero of Enugu Rangers and Osadinye Joseph of Warri Wolves are the new invitees.Ace playmaker Sunday Mba, who scored two goals and made two others in the commanding 4-1 win, tops the list that also includes goalkeeper and skipper Chigozie Agbim, defenders Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe and Chibuzor Okonkwo, as well as midfielders Olufemi Oladapo and Ayo Saka, and forwards Muhammad Gambo, Ifeanyi Edeh and Dele Olorundare.Having never previously qualified for the African Nations Championship – the flagship tournament for players plying their trade in their country’s domestic League in the continent – Nigeria has a firm leg in next year’s finals in South Africa, and Coach Keshi has promised there would be no room for the Ivorians to attempt a spectacular come-back in the return leg at the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny on July 27.All the players are expected to report in Abuja on Monday, July 15.Only 20 players will make the trip to Cote d’Ivoire’s industrial and economic capital on July 24. THE FULL LIST:Goalkeepers: Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Heartland FC)Defenders: Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves FC); Godfrey Oboabona (Sunshine Stars FC); Ganiyu Ogungbe (Kwara United FC); Kwambe Solomon (Sunshine Stars FC); Chibuzor Okonkwo (Enugu Rangers FC); Kunle Odunlami (Sunshine Stars FC); Benjamin Francis (Heartland FC); Ezekiel Bassey (Lobi Stars FC)Midfielders: Sunday Mba (Enugu Rangers FC); Rabiu Mohammed (Kano Pillars FC); Olufemi Oladapo (Shooting Stars FC); Ayo Saka (Enyimba FC); Mohammed Jiya (Bayelsa United FC)Strikers: Muhammad Gambo (Kano Pillars); Gomo Onduku (Bayelsa United FC); Ifeanyi Edeh (Enyimba FC); Ezekiel Mbah (Akwa United FC); Abdullahi Gero (Enugu Rangers FC); Osadinye Joseph (Warri Wolves FC); Haruna Babalo (El-Kanemi Warriors FC); Etebo Oghene (Warri Wolves FC); Dele Olorundare (Sunshine Stars FC)