Technip has been selected to develop Deep Gulf Energy’s ultra-deepwater South Santa Cruz and Barataria fields in Mississippi Canyon, offshore New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico.

These fields are located in water depths of 2,000m.

Technip will provide project management and engineering services, fabrication and installation of 23km of pipe-in-pipe flowline.

The company will also design, fabricate and install flowline end terminations, and jumpers, in addition to assisting with pre-commissioning for the flowline.

"Technip will provide project management and engineering services."

Technip’s scope of work will cover all aspects of the field development, including engineering, design, manufacturing, and installation. The company’s operating centre in Houston, Texas, US, will manage the project.

The flowline system will be fabricated at Technip’s spoolbase in Mobile, Alabama, while the company’s deepwater pipelay vessel Deep Blue will be used for the offshore installation.

Deep Blue will perform the installation in the second half of 2016.

Technip North America president Deanna Goodwin: "This contract award by DGE is a testament to their continued trust in Technip’s execution expertise and asset capabilities.

"I am pleased that this award comes in conjunction with the successful completion of the Kodiak project and with the recent award of the Odd Job project."

In December 2015, Technip secured a contract with Deep Gulf Energy for the development of the ultra-deepwater Odd Job field located in Mississippi Canyon, offshore New Orleans, in the Gulf of Mexico.