Paris: French energy industry engineering specialists Technip have been awarded a project to decommission a brownfield development in the Gulf of Mexico.
The deal, awarded by a Chevron subsidiary, also involves installing new subsea equipment for a floating production system.
Technip will perform project management from its Houston-based operating centre. Offshore installation by Technip vessels is scheduled for the second half of 2016.
The Deep Blue, one of the world’s largest ultra deepwater pipelay and subsea construction vessels, will install the steel lazy wave riser, flowline and gas lift umbilical. And the Global 1200 will instal the manifold and foundation.
The floating production system is in the Mississippi Canyon location in about 2,000m of water.