Shell Awards Coflexip Stena Two North Sea Contracts

Coflexip Stena Offshore has been awarded two contracts by Shell Expro worth nearly £12million for work o the Penguis and Guillemot developments in the UK sector of the North Sea.

The Penguins contract, worth approximately £9million, includes the installation of all umbilicals and risers for the first phase of the field's development. The Guillemot contract worth in excess of £2million includes the laying of a single pipeline which will connect the Anasuria floating production vessel to the field's subsea well.

Penguins is the North Sea's longest multi-phase subsea tie-back development and offshore development work started in May. There is a target of first oil for the end of this year. The Guillemot contract will commence later this month.

CSOL managing director Ian Stevenson said: "We are delighted to be working with Shell again on two of its most important developments for 2002, Penguins and Guillemot. We look forward to working with the group and helping to bring both developments onstream safely and efficiently."