BP selects Technip for Thunder Horse project

Technip was awarded a lump sum project for the design, engineering, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of the new production pipeline systems on the south side of the Thunder Horse production drilling quarters unit by BP Exploration & Production. At a water depth of approximately 1,900m, the current field development is located in Mississippi Canyon Blocks 778 and 822, in the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico environment.

The project scope covers project management and engineering: coating, fabrication, installation and permanent anchoring of two rigid production flowlines of 3.25km each with four pipeline end terminations and pre-commissioning and testing.

Technip’s operating centre in Houston, Texas, will perform the overall project management. The infield flowlines will be welded at the Group’s spoolbase in Mobile, Alabama. The offshore installation is expected to be performed in the second half of 2016 by Technip’s flagship vessel the Deep Blue, one of the world’s largest ultra-deepwater pipelay and subsea construction vessel.

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