Technip-Coflexip Wins Zafiro EPIC Contract

Technip-Coflexip was awarded a contract, by Mobil Equatorial Guinea, Inc., which includes the procurement, fabrication and installation of more than 48 km of flexible and rigid subsea pipelines for the Zafiro Southern Expansion field, offshore Bioko island, in Equatorial Guinea. The Zafiro Southern Expansion field is located approximately 40 miles northwest of Malabo in water depths of 1400-2800 feet water depth.

Technip-Coflexip will be in charge of the project management, engineering, procurement, transport and installation of:

  • 22 km of 8" production lines (six lines),
  • 4 km of 12" water injection line (one line),
  • 4 km of 6" water injection line (one line),
  • 8 km of 6" gas lift lines (one line)
  • 11 km 14" export line.

Technip-Coflexip will also procure and install 17 flexible jumpers and two SLEDS. The flexible pipes will be manufactured at the Group's plant in Le Trait, France, and the Evanton spoolbase, in Scotland, will fabricate the rigid pipeline to be installed by the CSO Apache. The CSO Constructor will install the flexible lines and assist the CSO Apache during the installation of the rigid line and perform layout survey. First oil is scheduled in 2003.

Tom Ehret, Vice Chairman of the Management Board of Technip-Coflexip and President of the Group's Offshore Branch, stated: "We are pleased to offer Mobil Equatorial Guinea, for whom we previously worked on the Zafiro development between 1995 and 1998, Technip-Coflexip Group's broadened capabilities. Our experience in the fabrication and installation of a large range of flexible and rigid pipes and our expertise in managing fast-track EPIC projects were key elements in our winning this contract and in helping our client achieve its objectives."