BP, Repsol, others award contracts to Coflexip Stena Offshore

BP, Repsol-YPF SA, Coparex BV, and the Iranian Offshore Oil Co. have awarded several engineering and supply-service contracts to subsidiaries of Coflexip Stena Offshore Group over the last few months, that company reported Monday.


BP, Repsol-YPF SA, Coparex BV, and the Iranian Offshore Oil Co. have awarded several engineering and supply-service contracts to subsidiaries of Coflexip Stena Offshore Group over the last few months, that company reported Monday.

BP awarded a �3 million call-off contract to Coflexip Stena Offshore Group's UK entity, Coflexip Stena Offshore Ltd. (CSOL) to plug and abandon 10 suspended wells in the North Sea this year, CSOL said Monday.

The wells are located throughout the North Sea, including the southern, central, and northern sectors, and west of Shetland. The CSO Seawell, a monohull well intervention vessel, has been selected for the contract work. The CSO Seawell is scheduled for well operations mode through early 2001.

The contract is the first for a newly formed alliance between CSOL and Norwich, UK-based UWG Ltd. An option for additional 1-year extensions has been included to support additional BP decommissioning programs.

Spain's Repsol-YPF, Coparex of the Netherlands, and a subsidiary of the National Iranian Oil Co. (NIOC) have awarded several contracts during the past few months to Coflexip Stena Offshore (CSO) International for subsea developments off Spain, Tunisia, and Iran.

Repsol-YPF awarded an engineering, procurement, installment, and commissioning (EPIC) contract to CSO International to develop the Chipiron field, located in water depths of 116-160 m, 30 km off Tarragona, Spain. Repsol-YPF owns 98% of the interest in Chipiron and is operator of the field.

CSO International will design, build, trench, and install an 8.5 km, 5.5-in. flexible flowline, two flexible jumpers, and a subsea electrohydraulic umbilical. The company will install the equipment during the first half of 2001. The new production capacity from Chipiron will double Spanish crude oil production from the Mediterranean, said CSO.

Coparex awarded CSO International a supply contract for the first development phase of the Isis field, located off Tunisia in 75 m of water. Coparex owns 50% of the field and is operator. CSO International will design, build, and supply 9 km of flexible flowlines, risers, and jumpers, as well as 7 km of umbilicals.

CSO International will manufacture the parts for both projects at the CSO Group plants in Le Trait, France and DUCO in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

In Iran, the Iranian Offshore Oil Co. has awarded CSO International a supply contract for flexible flowlines and risers for the Salman field, located in 20 m of water 170 km off the coast of Iran. CSO International will supply 5 km of flexible flowlines for production and gas lift, and also will provide engineering services for the installation phase.

The flowlines are being manufactured at CSO's Le Trait plant in Normandy, France.

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