BP Awards Offshore Africa Contract to KBR
BP plc has awarded KBR, Inc.’s U.K. subsidiary the pre-front end engineering design (pre-FEED) services contract for phases 2 and 3 of its Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project at the maritime border of Senegal and Mauritania, KBR reported Tuesday.
According to KBR, phases 2 and 3 of the project will expand capacity to deliver additional gas from an ultra-deepwater subsea system that will be tied back to mid-water gas processing platforms. The gas will subsequently be transferred to pre-treatment and offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities at the established Phase 1 hub.
The Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project will produce and process gas from an ultra-deepwater subsea system and mid-water floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, transferring the gas to a floating LNG facility near the Mauritania-Senegal maritime border, BP has stated. The company has also noted that the project will provide approximately 2.5 million tons of LNG per year for global export and for domestic use in the West African countries. Moreover, it has reported that the Tortue/Ahmeyim gas field holds estimated resources of 15 trillion cubic feet of gas.
“We are proud to be part of this groundbreaking project which will deliver LNG revenues and gas to Africa for decades to come,” Jay Ibrahim, president of KBR’s Energy Solutions – Services unit, said in a written statement Tuesday. “This win demonstrates KBR’s strategic commitment to our partner BP to deliver an innovative and cost effective deepwater gas value chain together.”
TechnipFMC has won FEED and engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning contracts tied to Phase 1 of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project.
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