Callon lets contract for Entrada field development

Callon Petroleum Co. has let a lump-sum installation contract to Technip, Paris, for development of Entrada oil field in the Gulf of Mexico.

Jun 22nd, 2008

Eric Watkins
Senior Correspondent

LOS ANGELES, June 22 -- Callon Petroleum Co. has let a lump-sum installation contract to Technip, Paris, for development of Entrada oil field in the Gulf of Mexico.

Technip is to install two 6½-mile steel flowlines that will tie-back two subsea wells at a depth of 4,475 ft. In addition, the French group will be responsible for installation of pipeline terminations and inline structures, as well as steel catenary risers that will be connected to the Magnolia offshore platform in 4,675 ft of water.

Detailed engineering and project management will be performed at Technip's operating center in Houston, while welding of the flowlines and risers will take place at Technip's spoolbase in Mobile, Ala. Technip said offshore installation is scheduled for the third quarter using the firm's Deep Blue deepwater pipelay vessel.

Earlier this month, StatoilHydro let a 500 million kroner contract to Technip Norge AS to fabricate and install structures and tie-in the pipeline systems for the Gjoa project in the Norwegian Sea (OGJ Online, June 19, 2008).

Contact Eric Watkins at hippalus@yahoo.com.

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