Technip Global 1200

Technip awarded SURF Contracts for the Jubilee project Offshore Ghana

Rob Almeida
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February 6, 2012

subsea umbilical
Cross-section of a subsea umbilical.

Technip was awarded by Tullow Ghana Limited two contracts, worth approximately €100 million, for the Phase 1A of the Jubilee project. The Jubilee field is located offshore Ghana at a water depth of 1,300 meters.

These contracts cover full SURF project management, engineering, fabrication and installation of a new flexible riser, two rigid flowlines, 11 spools/jumpers, as well as the installation of two manifolds and 5 kilometers of umbilicals.

Technip’s operating center in Paris, France, will execute the project with the support of the Group offices in Houston, Texas, and Accra, Ghana. The flexibles will be fabricated at the Group’s facility in Le Trait, France. This award thus demonstrates Technip’s ability to put in place a worldwide organization to the benefit of a project.

Technip Global 1200
Global 1200, image courtesy Technip

Offshore installation is scheduled to be completed with the Global 1200 and the Deep Pioneer, two vessels from Technip’s fleet, in the second half of 2012.

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Cross-section of a production riser, image courtesy Technip

These contracts constitute a significant milestone for Technip’s presence in Ghana. After the successful execution of the first phase of Jubilee completed in 2011, Technip is proud to have been selected by Tullow and its partners for this second phase.


Riser: a pipe or assembly of pipes used to transfer produced fluids and or products from the seabed to surface facilities, and transfer injection or control fluids from the surface facilities to the seabed.

Flowline: a flexible or rigid pipe, laid on the seabed, which allows the transportation of oil/gas production or injection of fluids. Its length can vary from a few hundred meters to several kilometers.

Umbilical: an assembly of steel tubes and/or thermoplastic hoses which can also include electrical cables or optic fibers used to control subsea structures from a platform or a vessel.  

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