Technip wins Azurite contract offshore Congo

Murphy West Africa Ltd. has awarded Technip a $110-million contract for work on the Azurite field offshore Republic of the Congo.

Offshore staff

PARIS -- Murphy West Africa Ltd. has awarded Technip a $110-million contract for work on the Azurite field offshore Republic of the Congo. Azurite lies in block Mer Profonde Sud in 1,400 m (4,593 ft) water depth.

The contract covers engineering, procurement, fabrication, testing, installation, and pre-commissioning of two production and one water injection flexible risers, two production jumpers, and one umbilical. Technip also will supply 10 well jumpers and provide transportation, installation, and pre-commissioning for subsea equipment supplied by Murphy West Africa, Ltd.

Technip's operations and engineering center in Paris will execute the contract. The flexible pipes will be manufactured by Flexi France, one of the Technip's flexible pipe plants. The umbilical will be manufactured by Duco, Technip's subsidiary based in Newcastle, UK. Offshore operations will be carried out using one of Technip's construction vessels in 4Q 2008.

9/21/2007

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