Technip saddles up at Appaloosa

Namesake: an Appaloosa

French engineering contractor Technip is primed to start a deal for the Eni-operated Appaloosa development project in the US Gulf of Mexico.

The contract covers project management and surveys. Engineering, fabrication and installation of a 34 kilometre production flowline, a riser and subsea equipment. Installation of free issued umbilical and flying leads. Pre-commissioning and dewatering of the flowline.

Offshore installation is due to be completed in the fourth quarter this year using Technip’s deepwater pipelay vessel Deep Blue.

Extensive saturation diving work will be carried out using the Skandi Achiever, one of the group’s diving support vessels, and using umbilical installation using Technip’s deep-water construction vessel Deep Pioneer.

Technip’s scope of work is expected to be completed by 15 April 2010.

This project consists of the tie-back of the Appaloosa well located in the Mississippi Canyon off Alabama at a water depth of about 2825 feet, to the Corral platform.

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