Technip Wins North Sea Contract

French oil field service firm Technip announced Monday that it has been awarded by EnQuest Britain a contract for the development of the Alma and Galia fields, located 195 miles (310 kilometers) southeast of Aberdeen, UK.

The fields, which will be tied back to the EnQuest Producer floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO), are located at a water depth of approximately 262 feet (80 meters).
The contract covers:
  • Installation of two 10-inch production flexible flowlines, one 8-inch water injection flexible flowline and one further 8-inch production flexible flowline. 
  • Installation of three 8-inch flexible risers.
  • Installation of two production control umbilicals/risers. 
  • Installation of four power cables and associated dynamic risers. 
  • Procurement, fabrication and installation of a 175-ton manifold structure, 
  • Associated trenching operations, tie-ins, testing and commissioning. 
  • Technip's operating center in Aberdeen will execute the contract. Vessels from the Technip fleet will be used for the campaign including the Skandi Arctic and the Orelia, as well as third-party vessels.

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