PARIS – BP Exploration Operating Co. has contracted DUCO to provide umbilicals for the Lan Do field development offshore southern Vietnam. The scope of the $21.5-million contract includes engineering, project management, and fabrication of a main umbilical and an infield umbilical.
These will both employ a hybrid technology developed by DUCO that uses steel tube and thermoplastic hose fluid conduits for hydraulic control and chemical injection. They should be delivered during the first half of 2012.
The field is 320 km (199 mi) south of Ho Chi Minh City, in a water depth of 120-180 m (393-590 ft).
Work will be performed in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, and at Asiaflex Products, Technip’s new flexible pipe and umbilical manufacturing plant in Johor State, Malaysia.