Technip has been awarded a subsea contract by Chevron North America Exploration and Production for the development of the Jack and St Malo fields in the Gulf of Mexico.

The fields are located in the Walker Ridge area of the Gulf of Mexico at a water depth of 7,000ft.

The contract covers the engineering, fabrication and subsea installation of 10.75in outer-diameter flowlines, steel catenary risers, pipeline end terminations, manifolds, pump stations and tie-in skids.

The flowlines and risers will be welded at the firm’s spoolbase in Mobile, Alabama.

Offshore installation is due for completion in 2013, for which Technip will use its Deep Blue deepwater pipelay vessel.

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