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ADNOC Grants TechnipFMC (FTI) 10-Year Surface Technologies Award

TechnipFMC's (FTI) 10-year surface technologies deal win from ADNOC is the largest surface technologies contract in its history.

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TechnipFMC plc FTI has won a lucrative 10-year framework agreement contract to supply wellheads, trees and related services from the Emirati state-owned firm Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

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FTI will extend the current manufacturing, assembly and test capabilities in Abu Dhabi under the framework agreement to offer its full array of surface wellheads and trees domestically.

This is the largest Surface Technologies contract in FTI's history. It's based on TechnipFMC's decades-long relationship with ADNOC as well as its track record of product and technological innovation, execution and continual improvement.

ADNOC's trust in TechnipFMC's capacity to substantially develop its capabilities in-country, thus enabling it to fulfill its demands now and in the future, is demonstrated by the agreement's length.

Also, recently, TechnipFMC announced the receipt of a significant award from an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation XOM. According to TechnipFMC, a contract is considered large if the value lies in the band of $500 million and $1 billion.

By dint of the award, TechnipFMC will be involved in supplying a subsea production system to develop ExxonMobil’s Yellowtail. In the prolific Stabroek Block, located offshore Guyana, Yellowtail is the 13th oil discovery of the energy supermajor XOM. The discovery was announced by its authorities in April 2019. The award also strengthened FTI’s relationship with XOM. Overall, the feat is likely to have secured additional cashflows for TechnipFMC.

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