Technip Wins Schiehallion Contracts

15 December 2009 (Last Updated December 15th, 2009 18:30)

BP has awarded two contracts to Technip to develop the Schiehallion field in the North Sea, which lies 175km west of the Shetland Islands, UK. The contracts come under a current pact with BP to supply diving construction services for new expansion work in North Sea-based hydrocarbon fi

BP has awarded two contracts to Technip to develop the Schiehallion field in the North Sea, which lies 175km west of the Shetland Islands, UK.

The contracts come under a current pact with BP to supply diving construction services for new expansion work in North Sea-based hydrocarbon field development projects.

The recently completed first contract involved the design and manufacturing of a 770m water-injection flexible riser and a 720m gas-lift flexible riser. The risers were manufactured at Technip's Le Trait, France-based, flexible pipe plant.

The second contract involves the erection of both risers in addition to pre-commissioning, tie-ins and testing. Technip's Aberdeen-based operating hub is undertaking the orders.

Offshore installation of the risers is scheduled to be complete in the second quarter of 2010.