European Services Companies Secure Offshore Engineering Contracts

France’s Technip and Scotland-headquartered Wood Group PSN have secured offshore engineering contracts in the Gulf of Mexico and North Sea, respectively.

Technip was awarded a lump sum contract by Deep Gulf Energy III for the development of the ultra-deepwater South Santa Cruz and Barataria fields, which are situated in approximately 6,561 feet of water depth. The contract, which has an undisclosed value, includes project management and engineering services, the fabrication and installation of approximately 14 miles of pipe-in-pipe flowline and the fabrication and installation of jumpers.

The offshore installation is expected to be performed in the second half of 2016 by Technip’s Deep Blue vessel. Technip's operating center in Houston, Texas, will manage the overall project. The flowline system will be fabricated at the group’s spoolbase in Mobile, Alabama.

Deanna Goodwin, president of Technip in North America commented in a company statement: 

“This contract award by DGE is a testament to their continued trust in Technip’s execution expertise and asset capabilities. I am pleased that this award comes in conjunction with the successful completion of the Kodiak project and with the recent award of the Odd Job project. This will allow us the opportunity to further strengthen the relationship with our client into 2016.”    

Wood Group PSN’s contract win was an extension to continue to support Chevron Upstream Europe across four offshore assets in the North Sea. Under the agreement, WGPSN will deliver operations and maintenance services to the Alba Northern platform, Alba floating storage unit, Captain floating production, storage and offloading vessel and Captain wellhead protector platform.

Effective immediately, the one year contract extends an agreement that has been in place since 2010.  More than 30 jobs will be retained as a result of the contract, which adds to Wood Group’s support of Chevron in the UK continental shelf. Wood Group Kenny recently performed the subsea engineering of the trees, wellheads, controls and polymer injection flowlines to the subsea injection wells for Chevron’s Captain Enhanced Oil Recovery Project.

James Crawford, managing director of WGPSN in the UK and Africa, said in a company statement:

“Our firm commitment is to provide effective and efficient services, which assure the safety and performance of our client’s assets. Retaining this contract with Chevron Upstream Europe is testament to this focus. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship and maintaining the excellent, high standards we have demonstrated in our service delivery.”

A graduate in journalism from Cardiff University, Andreas has eight years of experience as a business journalist. Email Andreas at


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