GirRI PHASE 2 – Tie Back

GirRI PHASE 2 – Tie Back

GirRI PHASE 2 – Tie Back

Location : Angola
Project Type : FPSO and PSV1 (boat support)
Date : 2016


  • FPSO Hook-up: rope access, general rigging
  • Installation of MPP umbilical
  • Complete pull-in
  • Assist pre-commissioning technicians with set up of equipment for electrical & pressure testing of the umbilical riser
  • Assist divers & hydra-tight technicians with final installations on umbilical riser & bolt tensioning on bend stiffener
  • Demobilization of all equipment

Type of personnel: RAT – Rigger


The first field discovered on Angola’s offshore Block 17, Girassol is located 93 miles (150 kilometers) offshore in waters measuring approximately 4,600 feet (1,402 meters) deep. The GIR-1 exploration well discovered the Girassol oil field at a true vertical depth of 8,202 feet (2,500 meters) in April 1996.

Total E&P Angola has awarded Technip an engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning contract for Phase 2 of the Girassol Resources. The project includes:

  • 21 km (13 mi) of umbilicals
  • 13 km (8 mi) of interconnecting power cable between the Dalia and the Girassol FPSO
  • Recovery and disposal of four rigid spools
  • Installation of eight new flexible spools.


Mr CA (Technip – Operations Manager): “Must recognize good culture & understanding of local constraints (operating in Angola is not easy).
Very good reactivity as well during operations appreciated logistics coverage throughout service.
Really appreciate the team for their professionalism.”

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