Bouygues, Doris form new deepwater outfit

France's Bouygues Offshore SA and Doris Engineering SA have agreed to join forces to create a new Houston-based independent engineering outfit that aims to take a slice of the market for deepwater field development solutions in the Golden Triangle offshore provinces.


France's Bouygues Offshore SA and Doris Engineering SA have agreed to join forces to create a new Houston-based independent engineering outfit that aims to take a slice of the market for deepwater field development solutions in the Golden Triangle offshore provinces.

The Golden Triangle is made up of the three hottest deepwater provinces: the Gulf of Mexico, offshore West Africa, and offshore Brazil.

Operating under the banner of Doris Inc., the 50:50 joint venture will provide technical and economic concepts and screening studies, field architecture including flow assurance, tender development and evaluations, basic and detailed design of subsea, risers, and flowlines, floating systems and topsides.

The opening of Doris Inc., according to Chairman Lo�des Deserts, is a "strategic move to be closer to our customers," that will place "particular emphasis" on developments offshore West Africa, in the Gulf of Mexico, and offshore Brazil.

Brian Fine, formerly responsible for international marketing and business development in Houston for Saibos Services Inc., has been named as President and CEO of Doris Inc.

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