26 July 2013 – French company Technip has been awarded two contracts on the Egina field, off the coast of Nigeria, which is operated by compatriot Total.
The contracts will see Technip supply 12 dynamic flexible jumpers for oil production, gas lift, water injection and gas export, to connect the single top tension risers to the floating production storage and offloading unit at the field.
It will also supply two 20.5-inch unbonded flexible pipes as oil offloading lines connecting the FPSO to the offloading buoy, as well as associated ancillary equipment.
Technip did not reveal the contract value, saying only that it was “substanital”. The company deems a substantial subsea contract as any deal ranging between €100 million and €250 million ($132.8 million and $332 million).
Technip’s Flexi France facility in Le Trait, France, will manufacture the flexible pipes which are scheduled to be delivered in 2015 for the jumpers and 2016 for the oil offloading lines.
The contract follows on from an award earlier this month which will see Technip also supply umbilicals for the Egina field.
The deep-water field lies about 150 kilometres off the coast of Nigeria within OML 130 in a water depth of up to 1750 metres.
Total operates the field with a 24% interest and is partnered by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (45%), Petrobras (16%), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (10%) and Sapetro (5%).
*Josh Lewis, Upstreamonline