Deep Gulf Energy III LLC has let a lump-sum contract to Technip SA for the development of South Santa Cruz and Barataria ultradeepwater fields in Mississippi Canyon offshore New Orleans in 2,000 m of water.
The contract consists of project management and engineering services; fabrication and installation of 23 km of pipe-in-pipe flowline; design, fabrication, and installation of flowline end terminations; fabrication and installation of jumpers; and precommissioning for the flowline.
Technip's operating center in Houston will manage the overall project. The flowline system will be fabricated at the group’s spoolbase in Mobile, Ala. The offshore installation is expected to be performed in this year’s second half by Technip’s Deep Blue pipelay vessel.