Oil major BP has awarded Technip a contract on its Thunder Horse South expansion project in the Gulf of Mexico.
The work includes engineering, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of the new production pipeline systems.
Technip’s operating centre in Houston will perform the overall project management.
The infield flowlines will be welded at the company’s spoolbase in Alabama.
Deanna Goodwin, president of Technip in North America, said: “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.”
The offshore installation is expected to be performed in the second half of 2016 by Technip’s flag ship vessel the Deep Blue, one of the world’s largest ultra-deepwater pipelay and subsea construction vessel.
At a water depth of approximately 1,900 meters, the current field development is located in Mississippi Canyon Blocks 778 and 822, in the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico environment.