Technip delivers world's first cell spar

Technip announced that its US entity, Technip Offshore Inc., completed and delivered a cell spar to Kerr-McGee Oil & Gas Corp. for the Red Hawk project in Garden Banks block 877 of the Gulf of Mexico.

Technip announced that its US entity, Technip Offshore Inc., completed and delivered a cell spar to Kerr-McGee Oil & Gas Corp. for the Red Hawk project in Garden Banks block 877 of the Gulf of Mexico. Red Hawk is a 50/50 partnership between Kerr-McGee and Devon, with Kerr-McGee as operator.

Technip engineered and built the 560-ft long hull structure, composed of seven 20-ft diameter rolled steel tubes, in the US in several sections at the company's Gulf Marine Fabricators in Ingleside, Texas. It was installed in 5,300 ft of water in Kerr-McGee's deepest field development to date.

Technip's scope of work for the project included:
• Engineering, procurement, construction, and installation delivery of the topsides, fabricated at Gulf Marine Fabricators
• Offshore installation of hull, moorings, and topsides
• Offshore installation of flowlines and umbilical installation
• Export SCR installation
• Commissioning.

Technip fabricated the flowlines at the Technip Spoolbase in Mobile, Alabama and the umbilical at its Duco facility in Channelview, Texas. Technip's installation vessel,Deep Blue carried out the offshore installation work.

Production started as scheduled on July 15, 2004, and is expected to ramp up to 120 MMcf/d of natural gas. This spar can be modified to handle up to 300 MMcf/d. Technip completed delivery of the cell spar in 22 months from the contract award in September 2002.

7/21/04

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