TechnipFMC to provide EPCI services for Equinor’s Breidablikk project

20 October 2020 (Last Updated October 20th, 2020 11:43)

Oilfield services firm TechnipFMC has won an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract from Equinor for work in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.

TechnipFMC to provide EPCI services for Equinor’s Breidablikk project
Breidablikk field development. Credit: Aker Solutions.

Oilfield services firm TechnipFMC has won an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract from Equinor for work in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.

The contract is for the pipelay work at the Breidablikk development. It also includes an option for the subsea installation scope located near the Grane Field in the North Sea.

The Breidablikk oil field is being developed approximately 185km west of Haugesund on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) in the North Sea.

It is located north-east of the Grane field in a water depth of 127m.

The oil field is planned to be developed as a tie-back to the existing Grane facility via four subsea templates, each containing six slots.

Under the latest contract, TechnipFMC’s scope includes the provision of flexible jumpers and rigid pipelines. It also comprises pipeline installation work.

TechnipFMC Subsea president Arnaud Pieton said: “We are very pleased to have been selected by BP for this important deepwater development offshore Angola. We are committed to BP and to supporting the Angolan oil and gas industry.

“This EPCI follows iFEED work and will utilise our local assets such as our service base in Luanda and our umbilical factory in Lobito.”

TechnipFMC said the contract was ‘significant’, meaning it is worth between $75m and $250m.

All contracts awarded with respect to Breidablikk development are subject to regulatory authorities’ approval of the plan for development and operation.