Halliburton Subsea, a division of Halliburton Company’s Energy Services Group, has been awarded a contract for the transportation and installation of the steel tube umbilicals for Shell’s Nakika project in the Mississippi Canyon in the US Gulf of Mexico. The contract is one of the most complex and extensive deepwater umbilical installation projects ever awarded. It involves the installation of up to 10 umbilicals, totalling 88 miles in length. They will be installed in water depths ranging between 5800 and 7600 feet, making them Shell’s deepest. A project management and engineering team has already been established at Halliburton’s Alief complex in Houston and preliminary work is well under way. Offshore construction is expected to take place early in 2003 using one of Halliburton’s deepwater construction vessels.