Technip will perform early work on a truss spar hull for development of deepwater Heidelberg oil field in the Gulf of Mexico under a letter of intent from operator Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (OGJ Online, Apr. 19, 2012).
It will start construction of the 23,000-ton hull and do other work, including the purchase of long-lead items, in anticipation of project sanctioning about the middle of next year.
The spar, to be installed in 5,310 ft of water, will be able to handle production of 80,000 b/d of oil and 2.3 million cu m/day of natural gas.
Interests are Anadarko 44.25%, Eni and Apache Deepwater LLC 12.5% each, Statoil 12%, and ExxonMobil and Cobalt 9.375% each.