Technip Delivers the Angostura Topsides to BHP

Technip has completed and delivered a production deck to BHP Billiton and its partners Total and Talisman for the Angostura field in Trinidad & Tobago. It will be installed in a new oil field located approximately 22 miles offshore Trinidad & Tobago in a water depth of 114 feet.

The platform is designed for a throughput of 100,000 BOPD and 325 MMSCFD. The 5,000 ton structure was engineered by Technip Offshore Inc., one of the Group's U.S. entities based in Houston, Texas, and fabricated at Technip's Gulf Marine Fabricators yard (GMF) in Ingleside, Texas.

Technip's scope of work for the project comprised the engineering, fabrication and testing of the central production module and the power generation module as one unit, engineering, lifting and setting of the compression module onto the central production module, and lifting and setting of the living quarters onto the transportation barge. GMF's specialized lifting device (SLD) was utilized to perform these lifts totaling 3,500 tons. Technip also performed the integration and hook up of the compression module to the production module. As a result of Technip's emphasis on HSE performance, the project achieved 300,000 man hours without a lost time accident.

The contract was awarded on May 13, 2003, and fabrication started on June 16, 2003. The deck was completed on August 31, 2004 and sailed away to Trinidad and Tobago on September 2, 2004.