Norwegian-based oil and gas major Equinor, has awarded British- based engineering services provider TechnipFMC ,with an engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract for the North Sea Breidablikk Pipelay project, located near the existing Grane platform off the coast from Stavanger, west Norway’s capital of oil. It is reported by TechnipFMC that the contract from Equinor would be worth at least $75 million and at most some $250 million.
The EPCI Breidablikk contract consists of a tieback with the Grane platform and includes provision for flexible jumpers and rigid pipelines as well as pipeline installation work to boost output from the Grane field which stated production in 2003 and is currently producing some 200,000 barrels per day of oil equivalent.
In an October TechnipFMC press release announcement, company subsea division president Jonathan Landes, is reported as saying that “we have collaborated closely with Equinor to optimize the solutions and methodology for the pipelay installation. We are honoured to once again be selected by Equinor to create value with our products and services offering.”
At present, the Breidablikk EPCI contract awaits final approval from the country’s regulator based at Stavanger the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.