Technip said it has been awarded a contract from Libra Oil & Gas in the Santos Basin pre-salt area, offshore Brazil.
The company will carry out the work for the consortium which is led by Petrobras Netherlands and its partners Shell, Total, CNOOC and CNPC.
Technip said the project includes the supply of flexible pipes for the Libra extended well test field and is one of the first steps of the giant field development.
The contract covers the supply of high-end flexible pipes which are the first to be installed in the area.
Adriano Novitsky, President of Technip in Brazil, said: “Technip is very proud to have been selected to supply the first pipes for the Libra development.
“It is the result of strong R&D and engineering efforts to overcome the pre-salt technical challenges using flexible pipes solution.”
Technip’s operating center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will perform the project management and engineering.
The highly technological flexible pipes will be produced at Technip’s manufacturing sites in Vitόria and Açu, Brazil. Delivery is scheduled to start in the second half of 2016.