Knut Boe

Technip has secured a subsea contract from Total E&P UK for the Glenlivet project, west of Shetland.

The contract builds on an earlier award by Total for the Edradour subsea development that is situated about 75km north-west of Shetlands in UK waters.

It will involve the parallel development of the Glenlivet field, which is located in Block 214/30a, in about 435m of water, 90km north-west of the Shetlands.

The latest contract requires Technip to fabricate and install a 12in production pipeline and a 6in monoethylene glycol pipeline, complete with a 2in piggy-backed service line.

Technip will fabricate the pipelines at its spool base at Evanton, UK, and install them by using its Deep Energy vessel.

The deal also requires Technip to deliver and install steel tube umbilical, which will be manufactured at its facility in Newcastle.

"Technip will fabricate the pipelines at its spool base at Evanton, UK, and install them by using its Deep Energy vessel."

Technip will fabricate and install pipeline end manifold, flowline end terminations, flexible tails and rigid well tie-in spools, as well as the install company provided item templates and manifolds.

The company will also deliver rock dumping and pre-commissioning services.

Technip’s operating centre in Oslo, Norway, will implement the project. Installation work will be carried out in the summer seasons of 2016 and 2017.

Technip North Sea Canada president Knut Boe said: "It is very good to see the benefits of the synergies between these two projects being realised by Total’s award of this extra scope to Technip."

Total has been operating in the UK since 1962. More than 90% of the company’s production in the UK comes from various operated fields located in two major zones, the Alwyn/Dunbar area in the Northern North Sea and the Elgin-Franklin area in the Central Graben.


Image: Technip North Sea Canada president Knut Boe. Photo: courtesy of Technip.