Technip, the French energy industry project manager, has won a brownfield subsea contract for the UK North Sea, Triton FPSO.
Dana Petroleum, the operator of the Triton vessel, has awarded the contract as part of a subsea assets replacement programme. Technip’s scope of work will involve project management and engineering, including removal and recovery of existing assets, fabricating and installing one dynamic umbilical riser, and installing two flexible risers (one of 9 inches and one of 6 inches). The contract also includes additional installation, repair and maintenance work.
Technip will make full use of its integrated subsea business offer when carrying out the contract: the umbilical riser will be manufactured at Technip Umbilical’s plant in Newcastle, England, and Technip will execute the work out of its operating centre in Aberdeen, Scotland. The firm’s diving support vessel Orelia will undertake the installation elements of the project.
In late 2014 Technip collaborated with Dana on a detailed riser life extension study, which provided key technical information which Technip can now use in the new engineering activities. President of Technip North Sea Canada, Knut Boe, commented, “We are in an ideal position to bring our extensive knowledge and experience of the asset to the next stage of the project.”
The Triton FPSO is located 193 kilometres east of Aberdeen, in waters approximately 90 metres deep. It produces oil and gas from various fields which are tied back to the vessel via a series of pipelines and manifolds.
Dana operates Triton in partnership with Shell, Esso and Endeavour Energy.