Tenaris Lands Pipe Deal Off West Africa
Houston-based Tenaris said on July 23 it had won a contract to build an offshore pipeline at fellow US firm Noble Energy’s Alen gas hub project off Equatorial Guinea.
The 70-km pipeline will pump gas from the Alen offshore platform to the Punta Europa onshore processing facilities on Bioko Island, owned by Marathon Oil. Tenaris will produce pipes weighing 21,000 mt at its Confab welded pipe mill in Brazil.
“We are very excited to be awarded this contract by Noble Energy and we are looking forward to demonstrating Tenaris’ technical strength for this project in Equatorial Guinea,” commented Tenaris’ vice president for offshore pipeline services, Gregoire Flipo.
Noble’s aim is to establish the Alen as a hub for gas discoveries in the area, using the platform to transport production from other fields to the shore. Starting in 2021, gas at Alen and Noble’s nearby Aseng field that is now reinjected will instead be transported to Bioko Island for processing.