HOUSTON: Technip has been awarded a contract by Shell Offshore Inc. for the Princess Gas Lift Flowline project in the Gulf of Mexico.
‘The gas lift flowline is part of the Princess development which ties back to the Ursa TLP [tension leg platform] on Mississippi Canyon Block 809, in 3,800 feet (1,160 m) of water. The contract covers project management and engineering, weld, non destructive examination and fatigue qualifications, fabrication of a 4.5-inch flowline and a steel catenary riser (SCR), installation of the flowline and SCR section along with a free issue pipeline end termination (PLET), and pre and post lay surveys.Technip’s operating center in Houston, Texas, will execute this contract. The flowline and SCR will be welded at Technip’s spoolbase in Mobile, Alabama. Offshore installation will use Technip deepwater pipelay vessel Deep Blue.The project follows the successful completion of the Princess Waterflood and Perdido pipeline installation projects carried out by Technip on behalf of Shell and partners in recent years in the Gulf of Mexico.