Technip Wins Contract for Natuna Block B Development

Technip-Coflexip's subsidiary, PT Technip Indonesia, has been awarded an EPIC contract by ConocoPhillips Indonesia Inc. for the Block B Subsea Development (BBSD) Gas Project. The contract, worth around US $82 million (86 million euros), involves the subsea tie back of approximately 14 subsea wells to existing platforms in Block B of the Natuna Sea, Indonesia, over three offshore installation campaigns from 2003 to 2005.

The scope of work involves the project management, design engineering, procurement and installation of the complete subsea systems, including flowlines, spoolpieces, subsea control umbilicals (trenched), subsea control systems, manifolds and protection structures.

The scope also involves topsides modification work on the existing Belida and Hang Tuah facilities including deck extensions, procurement/installation of new equipment and software modifications to facilitate control of the new wells. At contract award the scope of work includes approximately 50km of flowlines (8-14") and 54km of subsea control umbilicals. The subsea control umbilicals will by supplied by another Technip-Coflexip entity, DUCO Ltd, based in Newcastle, UK. Technip-Coflexip's dynamically positioned diving/construction vessel CSO Venturer will be used for all three phases of the offshore work.

Edgar Pushparatnam, President of PT Technip Indonesia stated that, "We are delighted to be awarded this EPIC project by ConocoPhillips, which is understood to be the biggest subsea EPIC contract to be awarded in this region for some time. We look forward to further enhancing our excellent relationship with ConocoPhillips following the successful completion of a similar, smaller scale installation contract last year."