Technip, a leading a consortium with Subsea7, has been awarded two contracts for the TEN Project by Tullow Ghana Limited. The project is located offshore in Ghana with a water depth of up to 2,000 meters. In total, the two contracts have an approximate value of USD 1.23 billion, of which Technip will receive USD 730 million.
Technip is regarded as an international leader in project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry. According to its corporate website, the range of works they will be undertaking involves the following:
- - Engineering, fabrication and installation of 9 flexible risers, 3 flexible flowlines and 12 flexible spools totalling 48 kilometres;
- - Engineering, fabrication and installation of 33 kilometres of water injection and gas injection rigid flowlines;
- - Installation of about 63 kilometres of static and dynamic umbilicals;
- - Engineering, pre-fabrication, final assembly and installation of 10 well rigid jumpers and delivery of further 6 prefabricated rigid jumpers.
Due to the technical difficulties associated with working in ultra-deep water, Technip has leveraged its worldwide knowledge and expertise to deliver the project. Technip’s operating centre, based in Paris, will undertake the project in partnership with Technip’s offices in Accra, Ghana. The fabrication of the flexible pipes required will be undertaken at the organisation’s Flexi France facility which is based in Le Trait, France, whilst rigid flowlines will be fabricated at Evanton, UK.
The completion of the offshore installation is expected to take place in the second half of 2016.
According to Technip, the TEN Field is located in the Deepwater Tano Contract Area which is based some 60 kilometres off the Ghanaian coast and 30 kilometres west of the Tullow Operated Jubilee Field. A subsidiary of Tullow Oil Plc, Tullow Ghana Limited is the Operator of the Deepwater Tullow Tana Contract Area with an interest of 47.175%. other partner interest include Kosmos Energy (17%), Anadarko Petroleum (17%), Sabre Oil & Gas Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of Petro SA (3.825%), and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (15%).
Frédéric Delormel, Technip’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Subsea, said: “While the oil and gas market is rapidly growing in Ghana, we are proud to continue to contribute to the development of this country. Today, this new award demonstrates our ability to mobilize worldwide resources to bring strong know-how and technological innovation meeting the challenges of projects in ultra-deepwater.”
Jean-Marc Aubry, Technip’s Senior Vice President of Region A, proclaimed: “We have been operating in Ghana for over four years, when we were awarded the Jubilee project, the first deep water field ever developed in this country. These new awards correspond to a significant milestone for our presence in Ghana.”
Technip is present in 48 countries and has state-of-the-art industrial assets on all parts of the world, operating a fleet of specialised vessels for pipeline installation and subsea construction.