Total taps FMC for subsea systems off Congo

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 8 -- Total SA let a $115 million contract to FMC Technologies Inc., Houston, for supply of subsea systems for Moho Bilondo field off Congo-Brazzaville. The field, just north of the Angolan border, lies 80 km offshore in 540-740 m of water.

FMC will deliver 12 subsea trees and associated structures, manifolds, production control, and intervention systems beginning early in 2007 and completing deliveries by yearend.

"This will be the first deepwater project in this area of West Africa," said FMC Technologies Executive Vice-Pres. Peter D. Kinnear.

Total is operator of the field, holding a 53.5% interest in a production-sharing contract with the Republic of Congo. Partners Chevron Corp. holds 31.5% and Ste. Nationale des Petroles du Congo, 15%.

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