BP lets contract for second phase of Thunder Horse expansion project

BP PLC has let an integrated engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract to TechnipFMC for the Thunder Horse South expansion Phase 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The contract, valued by TechnipFMC at $75-250 million, is the second contract let to TechnipFMC by BP following Atlantic Phase 3 in this year’s first quarter.

BP PLC has let an integrated engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract to TechnipFMC for the Thunder Horse South expansion Phase 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

The contract, valued by TechnipFMC at $75-250 million, is the second contract let to TechnipFMC by BP following Atlantic Phase 3 in this year’s first quarter (OGJ Online, Jan. 9, 2019).

TechnipFMC will manufacture, deliver, and install subsea equipment, including subsea tree systems, manifolds, flowline umbilicals, and subsea tree jumpers, pipeline end terminations, subsea distribution and topside control equipment.

Thunder Horse field, on Mississippi Canyon Blocks 776, 777, and 778 in the Boarshead basin, lies 200 km southeast of New Orleans in 1,830 m of water.

BP sanctioned development of Phase 2 of the Thunder Horse South expansion project earlier this week (OGJ Online, May 6, 2019). The project—which at peak is expected to add 50,000 boe/d gross of production from the existing Thunder Horse platform—is due for startup in 2021.

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