Shell gives Stolt group contract for largest trunkline off West Africa

Shell Petroleum Development Co. Nigeria has awarded a consortium led by Stolt Offshore, part of the Stolt Group, a contract for pipelay of a gas gathering system off Nigeria. Contractor Stolt Offshore's partner is DSNL, a subsidiary of the Nigerian Adamac Group.


By the OGJ Online Staff

HOUSTON, July 24 -- Shell Petroleum Development Co. Nigeria has awarded a consortium led by Stolt Offshore, part of the Stolt Group, a contract for pipelay of a gas gathering system off Nigeria.

Contractor Stolt Offshore's partner is DSNL, a subsidiary of the Nigerian Adamac Group. The amount of the contract was not disclosed, but Stolt said its share was $135 million.

The contract for work on the Shell Offshore Gas Gathering System (OGGS) provides for the installation of 88 km of 24-in. line from the Forcados-Yokri area to the Bonga OGGS riser platform and 18 km of 16-in. line from South Forcados to the same riser platform. Also, the companies will install a 264-km, 32-in. trunkline (including 8 km onshore) to connect to the Bonny Island liquefied natural gas plant.

Stolt said this is the largest trunkline off West Africa so far.

Work will begin in the third quarter 2002. Adamac will build the onshore receiving facilities and provide pipe coating, storage, and loading services from its base in Port Harcourt.

Bernard Vossier, CEO of Stolt Offshore said, "This important contract follows other recent awards from Shell in Nigeria to Stolt Offshore, which include the Bonga flowlines, risers and export pipeline, the offshore gas gathering system riser platform, and the EA field platforms and pipelines."

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