Offshore/subsea systems

Azule Energy Taps TechnipFMC for Angola Subsea Contract

The contractor will see the delivery of its first subsea production systems to Azule Energy.

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UK-headquartered TechnipFMC has won a contract of up to $250 million to provide subsea production systems to Azule Energy, the joint venture between BP and ENI, for the Block 18 infill development project offshore Angola.

The subsea specialist said this is the first subsea production systems contract with Azule Energy, and it follows the announcement of a flexible pipe supply contract for Azule’s Agogo Integrated West Hub Development.

“Our deep knowledge of the existing installed base was key to securing this contract, and we are delighted to be supplying subsea production systems to Azule Energy as we further develop our relationship with this client,” said Jonathan Landes, TechnipFMC president of subsea.

The project will reconfigure the existing field layout to accommodate new equipment needed to support Azule’s production increase plan. TechnipFMC said it would design and manufacture subsea trees, manifolds, distribution equipment, topside controls, jumpers, flowlines, and umbilicals.

It has been a productive quarter for TechnipFMC as it has secured a contract valued up to $250 million from Woodside Energy for the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of flexible pipes and umbilicals for the Julimar Phase 3 development, offshore Western Australia. The project includes the tieback of four subsea gas wells in the Carnarvon Basin to the existing Julimar subsea infrastructure producing to the Wheatstone platform, using high pressure/high temperature (HP/HT) flexible pipe and steel tube umbilicals.

The company also signed a 20-year framework agreement with Chevron Australia to provide its Subsea 2.0 configure-to-order subsea production systems for gas field developments off Australia’s northwest coast. The agreement covers the supply of wellheads, tree systems, manifolds, controls, flexible jumpers, and flying leads.

In May, the company was awarded an integrated EPCI contract for Shell’s Dover fielddevelopment in the US Gulf of Mexico. The contract covers the supply of the subsea tree systems and the EPCI of the umbilical, riser, and flowline systems. TechnipFMC was alsoawarded in May by Equinor the front-end engineering and design studyfor the BM-C-33 project offshore Brazil.