Ocean Installer secures second-largest contract in company’s history
Jan 2, 2024
Ocean Installer, in consortium with Oceaneering, have been awarded a significant contract from TotalEnergies EP Angola and its Partners of Block 17 to execute the transportation and installation work of GIR FLEX project . The project is part of the operator’s program to extend the life of the FPSO, which has been producing since 2001, to 2031.
Ocean Installer will utilize their in-house expertise to project manage, engineer, and execute the project. The scope includes recovery of the old risers, transportation and installation of 10 replacement risers as well as a gas lift umbilical, fabrication and assembly of the permanent equipment in-country and an extensive topsides support and modification campaign.
Ocean Installer’s consortium partner on the in-country scope is Oceaneering. They will be responsible for the air and saturation diving services including associated project management, engineering and procurement activities. With their vast local experience, Oceaneering will also manage all in-country operations.
– This contract builds upon our previous success with both Ocean Installer and TotalEnergies EP Angola and we look forward to collaborating on this production critical project. The Girassol Life Extension program is a major driver in the resurgence of activity offshore Angola, and we are excited to play a significant role in its success, says Oceaneering Senior Vice President, Offshore Projects Group (OPG), Chris Dyer.
Ocean Installer’s project management and engineering team will be based in Ocean Installer’s Stavanger office, while Oceaneering will support from Luanda, Aberdeen and Stavanger.
 Block 17 is operated by TotalEnergies, alongside with Equinor, ExxonMobil, Azule Energy and Sonangol P&P