K2 unit expansion tie-back contracts let

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. awarded Technip a contract for tying back to the Marco Polo tension-leg platform two new subsea completed wells in its operated K2 unit in the Gulf of Mexico.

Guntis Moritis
OGJ Production Editor

HOUSTON, June 2 -- Anadarko Petroleum Corp. awarded Technip a contract for tying back to the Marco Polo tension-leg platform two new subsea completed wells in its operated K2 unit in the Gulf of Mexico.

The contract covers project management and engineering; fabrication and installation of two rigid flowlines; design, fabrication, and installation of four pipeline end terminations; installation of two static umbilicals; tie-ins; precommissioning; and a survey.

Technip's operating center in Houston will execute this contract. The company will weld the flowlines at its spoolbase in Mobile, Ala. and has scheduled offshore installation for third-quarter 2009, using its Deep Blue deepwater pipelay vessel.

The Marco Polo TLP hub, installed in Novembr 2003, is on Green Canyon Block 608 in 4,300 ft of water. Enterprise Products Partners LP and Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. each own 50% of the TLP while Anadarko is the operator and holds 100% interest in the Marco Polo field that started producing in 2004.

The K2 unit is on GC Block 562 and portions of GC Blocks 518, 561, 563, 605, 606, and 607. Production started in 2005 from subsea completed wells in about 4,000 ft of water.

Current interest owners in the K2 unit are operator Anadarko 41.8%, ConocoPhillips 12.4%, Nippon Oil Exploration USA Ltd. 11.6%, Eni Petroleum US LLC 13.4%, MCX Gulf of Mexico LLC 11.6%, and Ecopetrol America Inc. 9.2%.

Contact Guntis Moritis at guntism@ogjonline.com.

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