TotalEnergies lets contract to extend Girassol

Feb. 21, 2023
TotalEnergies EP Angola has let a contract to TechnipFMC PLC to supply flexible pipe and associated hardware for the first Girassol subsea life extension project offshore Angola.

TotalEnergies EP Angola has let a contract to TechnipFMC PLC to supply flexible pipe and associated hardware for the first Girassol subsea life extension project offshore Angola.

The contract covers the engineering, procurement, and supply of flowlines and connectors. The flexible pipes will extend the life of Girassol field by bypassing the rigid pipe bundles installed before production began in 2001.

Girassol is in Block 17, 150 km off the Angolan coast in water depths of 600-1,400 m. Average production is about 240,000 b/d. The subsea production system comprises 39 wells, including 23 producers. Total proven reserves are about 630 million bbl of 32° API crude oil.

Block 17 is operated by TotalEnergies with a 38% interest. Partners are Equinor (22.16%), ExxonMobil (19%), BP Exploration Angola Ltd. (15.84%), and Sonangol P&P (5%).