Two contracts for the deepwater Dalia oilfield in Angola

TotalFinaElf Angola E&P has awarded Technip-Coflexip two major contracts for the development of the Dalia oil field offshore Angola. The first contract, valued at $640 million, involves the engineering, procurement, and fabrication of the FPSO's topsides of the Dalia oil field development, offshore Angola. Technip-Coflexip is the leader of a group of engineering and construction companies, including.

TotalFinaElf Angola E&P has awarded Technip-Coflexip two major contracts for the development of the Dalia oil field offshore Angola.

The first contract, valued at $640 million, involves the engineering, procurement, and fabrication of the FPSO's topsides of the Dalia oil field development, offshore Angola. Technip-Coflexip is the leader of a group of engineering and construction companies, including.

Saipem and Stolt Offshore, in a consortium with Samsung HI and Daewoo SME.

The project involves the integration of the 22,000-ton topsides on the hull to be supplied by Samsung HI under a separate contract, which the consortium has endorsed.

Dalia's FPSO will produce 240,000 b/d of crude, it will have 400,000 b/d of total liquids handling capacity, and a storage capacity of 2,000,000 bbl. It will include two processing trains to separate out gas and water and to heat the crude. This floater will be 300 m long and 63 m wide and will include a 120 bed-accommodation unit.
The second contract, valued at $580 million, involves the subsea umbilicals, risers, and flowlines (SURF) package. Technip-Coflexip's share of interest in this contract is 100%.

The SURF contract includes the engineering, procurement, and construction of 90 km of steel production, water and gas injection flowlines, 70 km of steel tubes umbilicals, 25 km of flexible risers and an oil offloading system. It also comprises the pre-installation of the FPSO mooring system, the FPSO tow from construction yard and mooring hook-up, and the installation of manifolds and all associated subsea tie-in operations. The project implies the use of innovative technologies such as the flexible integrated production bundle (IPB) developed by Technip-Coflexip.

The project will be carried out by several operational centers of the group: Technip-Coflexip's engineering center based in Paris and its flexible pipe plant of Le Trait, France as well as Angoflex Ltd. umbilical plant and the new group's spoolbase in Angola. Several construction vessels of the Technip-Coflexip's fleet will be involved, including the CSO Deep Blue.

The Dalia field, operated by TotalFinaElf Angola E&P, is in block 17 off Angola in water depths from 1,200 m to 1,500 m. First oil from Dalia is scheduled for mid 2006.

05/06/03

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