Hoang Long Joint Operating Co., consisting of PetroVietnam E&P, UK-based SOCO and Thailand-based PTTEP, have awarded international technical assurance and consulting company Germanischer Lloyd (GL) with both certification and quality assurance and quality control services during all project phases for Te Giac Trang (TGT) from design and procurement to final documentation. TGT is a major oilfield project offshore Vietnam due to come on stream in mid-2011. The contracts concern the project’s two wellheads (H1 & H4), in-field pipelines, flexible riser, pipeline end manifold, and moorings. Amongst others, GL will perform design certification; source inspection; survellaince during fabrication, installation, hook-up and commissioning; issuance of Certificate of Safe Operation in conjunction with the Vietnam Register; as well as periodical inspections during operational life and a renewal of certificate every five years throughout the design life. Te Giac Trang is a major oilfield project in Block 16-1 of the Cuu Long basin offshore Vietnam. The production capacity of the Te Giac Trang FPSO will approximately be an initial 40,000bpd and 20 million cu/ft per day of gas, and the vessel will have oil storage of a maximum 1 million barrels.