By an OGJ Online Correspondent
PARIS, Feb. 7�Cabinda Gulf Oil Co., a unit of Chevron Corp., has awarded Technip SA a front end engineering service contract for the development of the Benguela-Belize-Tombocco oil fields, in 1,100-1,400 ft of water in Block 14 off Angola.
CABGOC operates Blocks 0 and 14.
The fields will be developed with a 42-slot drilling and production facility. Tombocco's remote production center will likely be tied to the Benguela-Belize drilling and production center.
The fee project will be carried out by Technip's Houston engineering base (Technip Upstream) Texas with the participation of two subcontractors: Intec Engineering Inc., Houston, for subsea studies and ODA for drilling studies.
Technip's project staff will include personnel from Technip Angola and Coflexip Stena Offshore Ltd.
Phase 1, which will last 17 weeks, will cover the definition engineering and optimization stage. Phase 2, to be completed 38 weeks after the date of order, will cover the preliminary engineering stage, including preparation of the equipment, procurement, and construction bid packages.