Norwegian oil and gas player Statoil has awarded Paris, France-based engineering firm Technip a contract worth approximately E24 million for the fabrication and installation of the infield pipelines on the Gjoa field.

<p>The Gjoa field is located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, approximately 45km west of Sognefjorden, Norway. The project consists of fabrication and installation of 25km of oil and gas production and gas lift pipelines.<br /><br />Technip&#0039;s operations and engineering center in Oslo, Norway will execute the contract, while the pipelines will be welded at Technip&#0039;s spoolbase located in Orkanger, Norway. The Apache, a pipelay vessel from Technip&#0039;s fleet specialized in the reel lay method, will install the pipelines. <br /><br />Tecnhip said that offshore installation is scheduled for 2009 and that the water depth in the area is between 360m and 380m.<br /><br />According to Technip, with a workforce of 22,000 people, it ranks among the top-five corporations in the field of oil, gas and petrochemical engineering, construction and services.</p>