Offshore

France’s Technip has secured a contract from LLOG Exploration Offshore to develop the Delta House field, situated in the Mississippi Canyon area of the US Gulf of Mexico.

Technip’s scope of work includes the project management, engineering, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of about 200km of infield and export flowlines and risers.

The water depth at the development area is expected to be between 100 and 200m, or around 360 and 6,500ft.

The overall project management will be executed by the company’s operating centre, situated in Houston, while infiled flowlines and risers are expected to be welded at the group’s spoolbase in Mobile, Alabama.

Technip plans to start offshore installation process in the second half of 2014 with vessels from its fleet.

"The substantial offshore contract for Technip is expected to range in value between €100 to €250m."

The Deep Blue vessel is expected to lay the deepwater infield lines, while the G1200 construction will undertake the installation process for export flowlines.

Technip subsea executive vice president and COO Frédéric Delormel said the new project will reinforce the company’s leadership in the US Gulf of Mexico deepwater market.

"It also confirms our positioning in deep to shallow export lines, following the acquisition of Global Industries," Delormel added.

The substantial offshore contract for Technip is expected to range in value between €100 to €250m.


Image: Delta House field is located in the Mississippi Canyon area, US Gulf of Mexico. Photo courtesy of Technip.

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