Apache II to install Marulk pipeline

Statoil has contracted Technip for a pipe-in-pipe flowline for the Marulk field development in the Norwegian Sea.

Offshore staff

PARIS -- Statoil has contracted Technip for a pipe-in-pipe flowline for the Marulk field development in the Norwegian Sea. Statoil is managing the development on behalf of the project’s operator, Eni Norge.

Marulk, in 365 m (1,197 ft) water depth, will produce initially through two wells tied back to the Norne field FPSO 30.5 km (18.6 mi) northeast.

Technip’s operating center in Oslo will execute the $36.6-million contract, with fabrication of the pipeline handled by the company’s spool base in Orkanger. The newly converted construction vessel Apache II will perform the installation during the first half of 2011.

Apache II was converted at Technip’s yard in Pori, Finland. The program involved transferring pipelay equipment from the existing Apache vessel to a new hull acquired in 2008.

05/19/2010

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