Technip Awarded Contract by Maersk Oil in North Sea

Source: 9/6/2011, Location: Europe

Technip was awarded an installation contract, worth approximately €40 million, by Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited for the Gryphon Area Reinstatement Programme – GARP(1), located about 320 kilometers North-East of Aberdeen in 110 meters of water.

This contract covers installation of 15 dynamic risers(2), 2 dynamic and 2 static umbilicals(3), 11 flexible flowlines(4) as well as subsea equipment.

Technip’s operating center in Aberdeen, Scotland will execute the contract, which is scheduled to be completed in the second semester of 2012. Vessels from the Technip fleet will be used for the campaign, including Skandi Arctic and Wellservicer.

(1) The GARP project aims at reinstating the subsea infrastructure of the Gryphon field which production was stopped following damages occurred during a storm early in 2011.

(2) Riser: a pipe or assembly of pipes used to transfer produced fluids and or products from the seabed to surface facilities, and transfer injection or control fluids from the surface facilities to the seabed.

(3) Umbilical: an assembly of thermoplastic hoses which can also include electrical cables or optic fibres used to control subsea structures from a platform or a vessel.

(4) Flowline: a 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 metres to several kilometers.

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