Ocean Installer, in consortium with Oceaneering, have been awarded a significant contract from TotalEnergies EP Angola and its Partners of Block 17 to execute the transportation and installation work of GIR FLEX project
The project is part of the operator’s programme to extend the life of the FPSO, which has been producing since 2001 to 2031.
Ocean Installer will utilise their in-house expertise to project manage, engineer and execute the project. The scope includes recovery of the old risers, transportation and installation of 10 replacement risers as well as a gas lift umbilical, fabrication and assembly of the permanent equipment in-country and an extensive topsides support and modification campaign.
Ocean Installer’s consortium partner on the in-country scope is Oceaneering. They will be responsible for the air and saturation diving services including associated project management, engineering and procurement activities. With their vast local experience, Oceaneering will also manage all in-country operations.
"The GIR FLEX replacement project is our most significant project award from TotalEnergies to-date. This reflects the continued faith that TotalEnergies has placed in us, with several project awards since 2015. This award further enhances our strong track record in complex, production critical offshore projects for the West African market.
"I am also delighted that we have secured our second project in Angola. Furthermore, we look forward to collaborating with Oceaneering on yet another project. Oceaneering’s in-country experience and local presence is invaluable, and they will be a key element to the overall project’s success," said Ocean Installer CEO Kevin Murphy.
"This contract builds upon our previous success with both Ocean Installer and TotalEnergies EP Angola and we look forward to collaborating on this production critical project. The Girassol Life Extension programme is a major driver in the resurgence of activity offshore Angola, and we are excited to play a significant role in its success, says Oceaneering senior vice president, Offshore Projects Group (OPG), Chris Dyer.