McDermott has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract from BP Trinidad & Tobago (bpTT) for the Angelin gas field, off Trinidad and Tobago.
The news of contract award to McDermott comes only days after BP sanctioned the Angelin project off the east coast of Trinidad and Tobago. BP plans to start drilling in 3Q 2018 and first gas from the facility is expected in 1Q 2019.
McDermott said on Monday that this EPCIC contract follows the completion of a multi-phase engineering contract, including pre-front end engineering design (pre-FEED), front-end engineering design (FEED), and pre-execution engineering contracts previously awarded by bpTT to McDermott for the initial design and execution planning of Angelin.
McDermott’s team in Houston led the engineering and execution planning efforts with support and work share from the company’s engineering center in Chennai, India.
Scott Munro, McDermott Vice President for Americas, Europe and Africa, said: “Through early engagement and aligning our respective goals, McDermott and bpTT have partnered to optimize the delivery of this very important project.”
Building off its pre-FEED and FEED work, McDermott will provide a turnkey EPCIC solution to design, procure, fabricate, transport, install and commission a six-slot wellhead platform and 26-inch (66 centimeter) subsea pipeline using its project management and engineering team in Houston.
The 992-ton (900 metric ton) four-legged main pile jacket and 1,323-ton (1,200 metric ton) four-deck topside for the Angelin project will be constructed at the Altamira, Mexico fabrication facility. The platform and pipeline are scheduled to be installed by McDermott’s vessel DLV 2000.
The Angelin project is a dry gas development within the northern Columbus Basin in 213 feet (65 meters) of water. The gas will be exported to the Beachfield/Atlantic LNG and the liquids to the Galeota terminal via a new 13 mile (21 kilometer), 26 inch (66 centimeter) diameter export pipeline. With a design throughput of 600 million standard cubic feet of gas per day, production will be exported through the pipeline to the Serrette Facility and on to the nearby Cassia platform for processing.
The large lump sum contract award will be reflected in McDermott’s second quarter 2017 backlog.
Earlier this year, BP explained that its decision not to fabricate the Angelin platform in Trinidad was due to the project’s schedule which needed to be preserved.