Projet Kaombo by Total Kaombo SURF by TechnipFMC


Location: TechnipFMC - Paris La Défense

Organizer: SPE France

Dans le cadre du partenariat entre la SPE France et EVOLEN, EVOLEN a le plaisir de vous inviter à la conférence organisée par la SPE France

Mardi 19 mars 2019 à 16h30

T he Kaombo project is a development in Block 32 offshore Angola. The block is located at about 140Nm offshore Angola. The development includes six fields, Gindungo, Gengibre, Canela, Louro, Mostarda and Caril which are tied back to two FPSO’s.

The development concept consists of hybrid loops with one insulated production line and one non insulated service line per field. Water injection is required on all fields. Gas is exported to GEP Network. The water depth in the area extends from 1425m (Gindungo) to 1925m (Louro).

TechnipFMC & HMC were responsible for the project execution of the SURF EPCI Package which encompasses the following:

•   Risers (STTR type)
•   Production & Service Flowlines
•   Water Injection Flowlines
•   Gas Export Flowlines
•   Umbilicals
•   Installation of Company provided Subsea Equipment
•   Precommissioning of the whole system.

Despite the complexity and the challenges of this project, the largest ever SURF contract of the oil industry, Total’s attitude towards its contractors has been a combination of trust, cooperation, rigor, and focus on solution finding. This together with the commitment and active involvement at any level from operational teams, management teams, steering committee members, sponsors, …, have made this project a true success.

This different approach and relationship in the way TechnipFMC, Heerema Marine Contractors and Total decided to perform the Kaombo project is now considered as a benchmark within our respective companies. This will be further detailed in the presentation of 19 March 2019.


 Aymeric Lépinay: “I started working in the deepwater offshore industry 14 years ago (ESTP B05) as an Offshore Structural Engineer for Stolt Offshore / Acergy. Then I moved to a Cost Estimating / Tendering position and in parallel I followed a MBA at IAE Paris-Sorbonne (2011).

I joined TOTAL in 2011 and I have been involved in KAOMBO project from late 2012 during the basic engineering & Value Enhancement phases before coming in TP Adria office after Contract Award. Since 2017, I am acting as Project Control Manager for SURF package (Cost Control, Contracts, Planning, HR & DCC).

I am very interesting in all aspects of business or project management and I like to teach / coach students in the ENSAM course “Business development” I have been in charge of since 2015.”

 Willy Gauthier: “My adventure with TechnipFMC started in 1996 in Norway with Coflexip Stena Offshore. After designing flexible pipes I moved into a project engineer role and took more or less all project positions since and managed projects and tenders in different places like Canada, Middle East, India, UK or North and West Africa.

I was happy to be VP TMOS for about 3 years before taking the role of TechnipFMC-Heerema Consortium Director for Kaombo in February 2016. I am also the Executive Project Director of the Karish Gas Development Project in Israel which is the first fully integrated project for TechnipFMC.

I have a strong interest in energy transition matters and renewable energies in particular. I like reading and practicing a broad range of sports like judo, trailing or cycling”

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