France-based, international oilfield services provider, Technip, has been awarded a lump sum contract by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for the development of the Lucius field, located in the Keathley Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico at a water depth of approximately 7,000 feet (2,130 meters).
The contract includes installation of a flexible flowline, multiple flexible gas lift jumpers; main gas lift and infield umbilicals; subsea distribution units; electrical, fiber optic and hydraulic flying leads,
Technip will also design and fabricate the flexible flowline, a flexible or rigid pipe, laid on the seabed, which allows the transportation of oil/gas production or injection of fluids. Its length can vary from a few hundred meters to several kilometers. The company is responsible for fabrication and installation of rigid jumpers (a short section of pipe for the connection of two subsea structures), burial of flowlines, flooding and hydro-testing of the flowline system.
Technip’s operating center in Houston, Texas, will perform the overall project management.
This contract constitutes a significant milestone in Technip’s recent acquisition of Global Industries as it will utilize a number of Global Industries key assets along with the Deep Blue, one of Technip’s deepwater pipelay vessels, during the offshore installation phases in 2013 and 2014.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, April 4, 2012; Image: Anadarko