Technip, a provider oil and gas industry services, has signed a EUR30m agreement with Norway-based Statoil for fabrication and installation of a pipe-in-pipe flowline to support the Marulk field development.

According to Technip, Statoil is carrying out parts of the Marulk development project on behalf of the operator Eni.

The Marulk field is located in the Norwegian Sea approximately 30km southwest of the Norne field at a water depth of 365m. The initial development will consist of two wells tied back to the Norne floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).

This 30.5km-long tie-back is based on the use of Technip’s pipe-in-pipe technology.

The agreement will be executed by Technip’s operating center in Oslo, Norway. The pipeline fabrication will be completed by Technip’s Spoolbase in Orkanger, Norway while installation will be performed by Apache II, a newly converted vessel from Technip fleet, in the first half of 2011.

The agreement was signed based upon the plan for development and operation with authority approval expected this summer 2010.