UK North Sea oil and gas company firm EnQuest is moving ahead with the £643million development of the Alma and Galia fields.
Technip said yesterday it had been awarded the contract for the work 192 miles south-east of Aberdeen.
First oil is expected in the last quarter of next year.
The fields will be tied back to the EnQuest Producer floating production unit, which is in Hamburg for a refit.
The work includes installation of flowlines, risers and installation of a 175-ton manifold structure, plus associated trenching operations, tie-ins, testing and commissioning.
Technip’s operating centre at Westhill, near Aberdeen, will execute the contract.
Vessels from the Technip fleet, including the Skandi Arctic and the Orelia, will be used in addition to third-party vessels.
Technip employs 900-plus people at Westhill and is adding more than 100 workers this year to support its growing subsea business.
EnQuest said previously it anticipated peak production of more than 20,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day from Alma and Galia.
The fields are estimated to contain gross reserves of 29million barrels. Alma, previously known as Argyll, was the first oil field to be developed in the UK North Sea before being abandoned. EnQuest owns 100% of Alma and Galia.
At the end of last month, it announced an agreement with the Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company to farm out a 35% interest in the fields.
Under the deal, the Kuwait company is to invest about £300million.
EnQuest employs over 280 people in Aberdeen and about 1,000 indirectly and directly offshore. It was formed from the demerged UK North Sea assets of Petrofac and Lundin Petroleum in April 2010.