BG International, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, signed Corinth Pipeworks to manufacture and supply steel pipes for development of Block 22 and North Coast Marine Area (NCMA)-4, Colibri, an offshore natural gas field in Trinidad and Tobago. The agreement covers 93 km of 16-in. OD high-frequency welded and longitudinal submerged arc-welded coated line pipe for construction of the export pipeline to bring gas from Block 22 and Colibri to the Shell-operated Poinsettia platform, also in Trinidad’s NCMA.
Pipe manufacturing and coating will begin in Greece later in 2020 and pipeline installation will start in 2021.
BG holds the two blocks in partnership with Trinidad and Tobago national oil company, Heritage Petroleum Co. Ltd.
Corinth describes the work as the first offshore project for which pipes will be supplied in ultralong 24-m (80-ft) lengths. This will allow an almost 50% reduction in the number of offshore pipe-to-pipe welds, the company said.