Technip, the European engineering company, has been awarded a major contract in the Bahr Essalam, Phase II project development in the Libyan offshore Central Mediterranean Sea.
This natural gas field development, which is operated by Mellitah Oil & Gas B.V. Libyan Branch, a consortium between National Oil Corporation and ENI North Africa, will be tied back to the Sabratha platform, which is situated approximately 110km off the Libyan coast in a water depth of approximately 190metres.
From concept to project delivery, Technip will build on its integrated model combining its subsea and offshore capabilities. The overall scope of work call for Technip performing the overall design, detailed engineering and delivering the project management, as well as procurement, installation, tie-ins, pre-commissioning and commissioning. This will be associated with the provision of a gas gathering system, comprised of production pipelines, subsea isolation valve (SSIV), umbilicals, as well as extensive diving and installation campaigns. It will also include modifications to the Sabratha platform regarding the topsides. All offshore mobilisations will be undertaken from Malta.
Offshore installation is scheduled for the second half of 2017 through to the second half of 2018. Technip says “a range of vessels from the Group’s fleet will be involved, including Deep Energy Pipelay vessel, Deep Arctic Diving Support Vessel, and G1200 S-Lay vessel”.