French-based, international oilfield services provider, Technip has been awarded by Offshore Oil Engineering Co, Ltd (COOEC) a pipeline installation contract for the Liwan 3-1 shallow water project, located in the Pearl River Mouth Basin, China Sea, at approximately 300 kilometers South of Hong Kong, China.
With a total length of 260 kilometers, the pipeline will link the Liwan gas platform to China National Offshore Oil Corporation’s (CNOOC) Gaolan gas plant.
Technip’s scope of work covers the shallow water part of the development project. It includes the installation of 160 kilometers of 30” export oil/gas two-phase pipeline from the Liwan gas platform to a water depth of approximately 70 meters.
Technip’s operating center in Singapore, in liaison with the project engineering office in Shekou, China, will execute the contract, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2012. The offshore installation will be carried out with the Global 1201, a flagship pipelay vessel that joined Technip’s fleet through the recent acquisition of Global Industries.
“This contract demonstrates Technip’s ability to realize the full value and potential of Global Industries’ assets and to play a leading role in the large-diameter/long-distance pipelay. It is also a step further in Technip’s ambition to become a leading player in the emerging Chinese subsea market and to further strengthen its relationship with COOEC and CNOOC,” said Technip in a statement.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, April 24, 2012