Novel insulated production system planned for deepwater Angola field

Click here to enlarge imageAlto Mar Girassol last month was slated to begin construction of an innovative system of heavily insulated flowline bundles and rigid riser towers for development of TotalFinaElf SA's Girassol deepwater giant oil field development project off Angola, in 1,350 m of water. Alto Mar Girassol is a joint venture of Bouygues Offshore SA and the newly merged Stolt Comex Seaway SA and ETPM SA. The system, which will be built entirely in Angola, will link the 40 subsea Girassol wells to surface facilities on offshore Block 17.TotalFinaElf unit Elf Aquitaine discovered Girassol in 1996 and followed that with five other significant field discoveries on the block. Com...

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