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EnQuest selects Technip for subsea contract

Oilfield Technology,

EnQuest has awarded Technip a large engineering, procurement, installation and construction (EPCI) contract for the Kraken development located in the North Sea.

The development is located 400 km northeast of Aberdeen and 130 km east of Shetland, at a water depth of approximately 120 m.


The contract covers various project management engineering and installation works, including:

  • Fabrication and pipelay of approximately 50 km of rigid pipe - 25 km of metallurgically clad pipe and 25km of HDPE lined
  • Installation of 3 umbilicals totaling 14 km
  • Installation of 7 km of flexible risers and jumpers
  • Template and manifold installation at three drill centers
  • Pipeline flooding, hydro testing and leak testing.

Technip’s operating center in Aberdeen will execute the contract.

Subsea business

The group will leverage its unique vertical position in the subsea business. Technip’s spoolbase in Evanton, UK, will weld and load-out the rigid pipe and Technip Umbilicals, Technip’s wholly-owned subsidiary in Newcastle, will manufacture the umbilical. All construction work on the project will be undertaken via diverless construction methods.

A number of vessels from the Technip fleet will be used for the offshore campaign, including Technip’s Deep Energy, one of the largest pipelay vessels ever built.


Bill Morrice, Managing Director of Technip, UK, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract which builds upon our excellent relationship with EnQuest. Our vast experience in the delivery of efficient, cost-effective solutions for our clients has been recognized once again and we look forward to supporting EnQuest to maximize production from the Kraken field, currently one of the largest developments in the UK North Sea.”

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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