France-based Technip has secured a lump sum contract from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for the Lucius development project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Under the contract, Technip will provide engineering, construction and transportation of a 23,000t truss spar hull.

The project is located 200 miles south-east of Houston in a water depth of 7,000ft.

The Lucius unit includes portions of Keathley Canyon blocks 874, 875, 918 and 919, and first Production is planned for 2014 from six initial producing wells.

Lucius will be the seventh spar that Technip will deliver to Anadarko.

Anadarko will develop the field using a truss spar floating production facility, which will have a production capacity of 80,000 barrels of oil and 450 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.

Technip’s operating centre in Houston, Texas, will provide the overall project management.

The detailed hull design and fabrication will be carried out by Technip’s yard in Pori, Finland.

This spar will be the 15th delivered by Technip, demonstrating Technip’s leadership in spars and its ability to provide solutions for ultra-deepwater developments.

As the operator, Anadarko holds a 35% working interest in the project.

Other interest owners include Plains Exploration & Production with a 23.3% interest, Exxon Mobil Corporation with 15%, Petrobras with 9.6%, Eni Petroleum with 5.4% and Apache Corporation with 11.7%.

Technip has already delivered six spars to Anadarko: Neptune, Nansen, Boomvang, Gunnison, Red Hawk and Constitution.