PARIS – Anadarko Petroleum corp. has signed a letter of intent for Technip to engineer, construct, and transport a 23,000-ton truss spar hull for the Lucius field. Lucius is in 7,100 ft (2,165 m) of water in the US Gulf of Mexico.
The Lucius spar will have a capacity of more than 80,000 b/d of oil and 450 MMCF/d of natural gas.
Technip’s operating center in Houston will provide the overall project management. The detailed hull design and fabrication will be carried out by Technip’s yard in Pori (Finland), where most of the previous Technip Spar projects have been manufactured.
The Lucius Spar will be jointly owned by Anadarko (35%), Plains E&P (23.3%), ExxonMobil (15%), Apache (11.7%), Petrobras (9.6%), and Eni (5.4%).