Technip has been awarded a marine well containment system contract by ExxonMobil to design an emergency response system that will be available to contain oil in the event of a potential future underwater well incident in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

The contract covers front-end engineering design of the subsea components (equipments, umbilicals, risers and flowlines) of the marine well containment system.

This system will be designed such that it can be mobilized within 24 hours after an incident and fully deployed within weeks.

Technip’s operating centre in Houston, Texas, will execute this contract, which is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2011.

ExxonMobil is leading the engineering, procurement and construction of the system on behalf of its co-venture partners Chevron, Shell and ConocoPhillips.

Technip is a company engaged in the fields of project management, engineering and construction for the oil and gas industry.