Field/project development

TechnipFMC Wins Installation Contract for Girassol Life Extension Project

The contractor will install flexible pipe and subsea structures on the field in Block 17 offshore Angola.  

The Girassol field originally came on stream in 2001.
Source: TotalEnergies

TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant contract to install flexible pipe and associated subsea structures for the Girassol Life Extension project by TotalEnergies EP Angola and its Block 17 partners.

The project will extend the Girassol field's life in Block 17, about 210 km north-northwest of Luanda, Angola. The field lies in 1,350 m of water and was developed using a subsea facility tied back to a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel.

The flexible pipes will extend the life of the Girassol field by bypassing the rigid pipe bundles installed before production began in 2001.

Jonathan Landes, president of TechnipFMC’s subsea business, noted the company has “good knowledge of this field, having built the subsea tree systems for the original Girassol development. It gives us immense pride that our long-term clients continue to show trust and confidence in our solutions through subsequent awards.”

The contractor described the award as “significant," valued between $75 million and $250 million.

In March, the UK-based contractor won the contract for the project's engineering, procurement, and supply of subsea flowlines and connectors.

Girassol is one of four main production hubs in Block 17. The others, all FPSOs, include Dalia (on stream 2006), Pazflor (2011), and CLOV (2014). Together, the quartet has produced more than 3 billion BOE.

TotalEnergies is the operator of Block 17 and holds a 38% interest. Partners in the block include Equinor (22.16%), ExxonMobil (19%), BP Exploration Angola (15.84%), and Sonangol P&P (5%).