Technip-Coflexip awarded £10million fast track contract for Blake Flank

BG International Ltd. has awarded Technip Offshore UK Ltd. a fast track engineering, procurement, installation, and commissioning (EPIC) contract for the subsea installation elements of the BG-operated Blake Flank development in the Outer Moray Firth. The contract, worth £10 million, includes the tie-back of two subsea production wells and one water injection well to the existing Blake Production Manifold.

BG International Ltd. has awarded Technip Offshore UK Ltd. a fast track engineering, procurement, installation, and commissioning (EPIC) contract for the subsea installation elements of the BG-operated Blake Flank development in the Outer Moray Firth. The contract, worth £10 million, includes the tie-back of two subsea production wells and one water injection well to the existing Blake Production Manifold.

Within the scope of the contract, Technip Offshore UK will undertake the project management, engineering and design, manufacture, and installation of three flexible flowlines, one for water injection, one for production, and the last for gas lift, and two electro-hydraulic control umbilicals. Technip Offshore UK also will carry out all subsea tie-ins, testing, and pre-commissioning of the completed infrastructure with a target of first oil in July 2003.

Technip-Coflexip's Le Trait manufacturing facility, in France will fabricate the flexible flowlines, and Technip-Coflexip subsidiary DUCO in Newcastle will manufacture the umbilicals manufactured under a separate contract. The offshore support vessel Normand Pioneer will carry out all trenching and pipelay work. Diving support vessels CSO Orelia and CSO Marianos will carry out the tie-ins and testing.

03/18/03

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