INTEC Engineering has been awarded the deepwater Subsea Development Execution Support Contract in the Gulf of Mexico by the Shenzi joint venture. The award is a continuation of engineering support that commenced with pre-feasibility, FEED, and detail engineering and will continue through December 2008. BHP Billiton is the operator of the Shenzi oil and gas field. Co-venturers included Repsol YPF and Hess Corporation.
The Shenzi project is located in Green Canyon Blocks 609, 610, 653, and 654 in approximately 4,400 feet of water. The subsea development includes three main drill centers supporting up to 15 oil wells. Initial production is routed through four manifolds via four production SCRs. The INTEC scope for this work includes the detailed design of the Shenzi in-field risers, flowlines, manifolds, rigid pipe jumpers, gas-lift distribution units (GLDUs), thermal analysis, support for the invitation to bid and technical review of bids, technical review of third-party designs, and subsea equipment installation support.
"Award of the Shenzi project represents for INTEC a continuation of significant engineering projects for existing and new clients across the world, including challenging new projects with record tieback distances, major FPSOs and ultra-deepwater subsea developments." said Bruce Crager, INTEC President and CEO.
INTEC is a leading engineering and project management company serving the international oil and gas industry with 450 employees and offices in Houston, London, Delft, Kuala Lumpur, Perth, Rio de Janeiro and Mexico City. Its technical disciplines include marine pipelines and risers, subsea systems, systems engineering, flow assurance, floating systems, LNG terminals and marine installation management. INTEC is a Heerema Group company.
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