Burullus awards pipelaying contracts for offshore Egypt fields

The Burullus Gas Co. joint venture has awarded Stolt Offshore SA a $145 million contract for subsea construction and pipelay work on the Scarab and Saffron gas fields offshore Egypt.

May 30th, 2001


By the OGJ Online Staff

HOUSTON, May 30 -- The Burullus Gas Co. joint venture has awarded Stolt Offshore SA a $145 million contract for subsea construction and pipelay work on the Scarab and Saffron fields offshore Egypt.

Burullus consists of operator BG Group, Edison Co., and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corp. The two fields will supply Egypt with gas.

Stolt Offshore will install gas export pipelines, infield flowlines and service lines, manifolds, and well control umbilicals, in up to 415 m of water.

The pipelay barge LB200 will install the pipelines, and the Seaway Falcon will install infield lines. The Seaway Explorer and Seaway Legend will undertake installation, pipeline burial, survey and hydrotest work.

The shore approach work for the pipelines will be subcontracted to Egyptian national offshore contractor Petrojet, which also will install a 300-ton manifold and carry out the concrete coating of the pipelines.

The shore approach work will start fourth quarter of 2001, with pipelay and deep water works starting in the second quarter of 2002.

Previously, Burullus had awarded a $56 million contract for the engineering, manufacture, testing, and delivery of a deepwater subsea production system for Scarab-Saffron to Egyptian Deepwater Development Consortium, a tie-up between Anglo-Norwegian contracting group Kværner Oilfield Products and US firm Cooper Cameron Corp. (OGJ Online, Jan. 11, 2001).

First gas from Scarab-Saffron, the largest gas field development in Egypt, is scheduled for January 2003.

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