Technip snags Stella work

by on July 30, 2012 6:06 am BST

The contract will see Technip carry out the detailed design and pipelay of a 33 kilometre 10-inch oil export pipeline and a 63 kilometre 10-inch gas export gas pipeline to the production platform.

It will also carry out subsea work at the Stella main drill centre and North drill centre including the installation of manifolds, tee structures, flexible pipelay and spoolpiece components, as well as the installation of the mooring system to the production platform and the design and installation of a five-slot mid water arch.

The contract will be carried out by Technip’s operating centre in Aberdeen, Scotland, and is scheduled to be completed during the second half of next year.

A number of vessels from Technip’s fleet will be used to carry out the offshore work including the Skandi Arctic diving support vessel and the Wellservicer multi-purpose vessel.

Ithaca said in a separate statement the contract was worth about $230 million and in line with the budget cost for the development.

The Greater Stella Area development  lies about 280 kilometres east-south-east of Aberdeen in a water depth of about 90 metres.

The development is centred on the Stella and Harrier fields and involves a number of horizontal wells which will be tied back to the FPF-1 floating production unit with processed hydrocarbons being exported to nearby oil and gas transportation pipelines.

The FPF1 unit will have a processing capacity of 38,000 barrels of oil per day and 85 million cubic feet per day of gas, or about 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

 Ithaca holds a 54.66% operated stake in the field developments and is partnered by Dyas UK and Petrofac which hold a 25.34% and 20% interest respectively.