Shell lets contract for Perdido flowline, riser installation

Shell has let to Technip an engineering, fabrication, and installation contract for a flowline and riser on ultradeepwater Perdido oil field in the Gulf of Mexico.

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, Jan. 21 -- Royal Dutch Shell PLC has let to Technip an engineering, fabrication, and installation contract for a flowline and riser on ultradeepwater Perdido oil field in the Gulf of Mexico.

Together the flowline and steel riser will cover 8.24 miles and the pipelines will extend 9,700 ft along the route. Technip will weld the pipelines in Mobile, Ala., and will install them with its Deep Blue deepwater pipelay vessel.

In November, Shell awarded Technip an EPC contract for the Perdido umbilicals, spar hull, and mooring system (OGJ Online, Nov. 27, 2007). Moored in about 8,000 ft of water, the spar will be the world's deepest spar production facility and the first with direct vertical access, Technip said.

Perdido is 200 miles south of Freeport, Tex. Shell is the operator with a 35% interest. Other partners include Chevron Corp. 37.5% and BP PLC 27.5%.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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