PARIS – BP Exploration & Production Inc. has contracted Technip for the design, engineering, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of the new production pipeline systems on the south side of the Thunder Horse production drilling quarters unit.
The project scope includes project management and engineering; coating, fabrication, installation, and permanent anchoring of two rigid production flowlines of 3.25 km (2 mi) each with four pipeline end terminations; and pre-commissioning and testing.
The current field development, situated in a water depth of about 1,900 m (6,234 ft), is located in Mississippi Canyon blocks 778 and 822, in the ultra-deepwater GoM. Offshore installation is scheduled for the second half of 2016 by the company’s pipelay and subsea construction vessel, theDeep Blue.
Technip’s operating center will perform the overall project management. The infield flowlines will be welded at the group’s spoolbase in Alabama.