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    Shell awards NaKika work package

    News // June 29, 2001
    Coflexip Stena Offshore says one of its subsidiaries in the Gulf of Mexico, Coflexip Stena Offshore, has been awarded a contract for the installation of the infield flowlines and risers for the NaKika project in the Mississippi Canyon, in the Gulf of Mexico, at water depths ranging from 5,800-7,000ft (1,800-2,100m).

    The contract was awarded by Shell Exploration & Production Company, and will be carried out by the CSO Deep Blue, operating from CSO's Gulf support base in Mobile, Alabama.

    The NaKika project ties back five fields using subsea techniques, to theNaKika floating development and production platform located in MississippiCanyon block 474, in the Gulf of Mexico.

    The contract awarded to CSO Inc involves the installation of more than100 miles of high specification flowlines including an 8" reeled gas flowline,an 8in in 12in reeled pipe-in-pipe system, a J-laid 10in in 16in pipe-in-pipesystem and steel catenary risers (SCRs). The SCRs which will be installed bythe J-lay method, will include an 18in oil export riser, a 20in gas export riserand two pipe-in-pipe steel catenary risers of 8in in 12in and 10in in 16inrespectively, as well as two 8in risers and two 4.5in gas lift risers.

    CSO will also be responsible for the design and fabrication of the 8in in12in reeled pipe-in-pipe system.

    Onshore fabrication of all the reeled flowlines and SCRs sections, as wellas the mobilisation of the J-lay operations, will be performed at CSO's newconstruction support base located in Mobile.

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