Total lets $3.5 billion subsea contract for Kaombo off Angola

Total E&P Angola has let a contract to a consortium comprised of Technip SA and Heerema Marine Contractors for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and pre-commissioning of subsea umbilicals, risers, and flowlines for the Kaombo project on Block 32 offshore Angola. The deal is worth $3.5 billion, distributed 55% to Technip and 45% to Heerema.

The project’s scope of work consists of the engineering, procurement, fabrication, transport, and installation of 18 rigid risers, 300 km of rigid pipe-in-pipe production and single pipe injection pipelines, and a large number of subsea structures, piles, and steel jumpers.

The contract also covers the transport and installation of 115 km of client-supplied umbilicals, manifolds, well jumpers, and flying leads.

Technip said the engineering work will begin immediately in the Paris, Leiden, and Luanda centers. Most of the offshore installation activities are scheduled for 2016 and 2017.

Heerema intends to mobilize Balder, its deepwater construction vessel, to install all risers and the PIP production pipelines. Technip’s vessel, the Deep Blue, will install all the remaining pipelines. Other vessels from Technip’s fleet will install the flexibles and umbilicals and provide construction work support.

The project is scheduled for completion in first-half 2018.

Total this week made a final investment decision (FID) with its partners on development of Kaombo, reducing its capital expenditure from $20 billion to $16 billion (OGJ Online, Apr. 14, 2014).

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