Technip awarded Thunder Horse contract by BP

Technip awarded Thunder Horse contract by BP

Paris: Technip has announced that is has been was awarded a lump sum project by BP 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 field development is located in Mississippi Canyon Blocks 778 and 822, at a water depth of approximately 1,900m, in the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico environment.

The project scope covers project management and engineering, coating, fabrication, installation and permanent anchoring of two rigid production flowlines of 3.25km each, as well as pre-commissioning and testing.

Deanna Goodwin, president of Technip in North America, commented: “This award follows Technip’s execution of several phases of the Thunder Horse development since 2003, culminating with the installation of the Gulf of Mexico’s first plastically lined water injection pipelines in December 2014. We are extremely pleased to have this opportunity to contribute to the further development of the Thunder Horse field.”

Work is expected to be performed in the second half of 2016, and Technip will utilize ultra-deepwater pipelay and subsea construction vessel Deep Blue.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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