TechnipFMC and Oceaneering Win Mozambique LNG Contracts
A unit of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has awarded TechnipFMC a series of subsea contracts tied to its development of the Golfinho/Atum fields offshore Mozambique. Moreover, Anadarko has selected Oceaneering International, Inc. to supply umbilicals and distribution hardware for the project.
Anadarko awarded the contracts through its Anadarko Mocambique Area1, Lda. Subsidiary. Production from the Golfinho/Atum fields will supply natural gas to the onshore Anadarko-operated Mozambique LNG project, which recently received a favorable final investment decision. The facility will initially boast two liquefaction trains capable of producing 12.88 million metric tons per annum of LNG.
“We are extremely pleased to have been selected for the majority of the Mozambique LNG subsea scope,” Arnaud Pieton, president of TechnipFMC’s Subsea unit, said in a written statement from his company.
According to TechnipFMC, one of its contracts – executed through UAE-incorporated Technip Middle East FZCO – calls for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the project’s subsea hardware system. TechnipFMC described the EPCI contract as “major,” which translates into a value exceeding $1 billion. The company added that it will execute the onshore installation scope with its consortium partner Van Oord through that firm’s UAE-incorporated unit Van Oord Gulf FZE.
TechnipFMC, which opened an office in Maputo, Mozambique in February of this year, also stated the offshore installation scope will be performed in cooperation with major subcontractor Allseas. Moreover, TechnipFMC noted that it has entered into a strategic collaboration agreement with Allseas under which the companies will jointly pursue specific deepwater projects where their assets, products and capabilities are complementary.
TechnipFMC’s U.S.-incorporated subsidiary FMCTI (FMC Technologies Inc.) has also won separate contracts to provide subsea hardware to support well construction and the EPCI scope.
In a separate announcement, Oceaneering stated that it will provide approximately 115 miles (185 kilometers) of onshore and subsea steel tube control umbilicals in multiple lengths for Mozambique LNG. In addition, the company stated that it will provide the following distribution hardware:
- Umbilical termination assemblies
- Hydraulic and chemical distribution units
- Electrical distribution units
- Flying leads
- Junction plates
- Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) flyable large-bore connectors
- Aftermarket services
Oceaneering noted that it plans to manufacture the umbilicals and distribution hardware at its facilities in Panama City, Fla., and Houston, Texas, from the third quarter of 2019 until the third quarter of 2021.
“This award demonstrates continued confidence in Oceaneering’s ability to safely deliver high-quality integrated products and services at a time of extreme prudence by operators in moving projects forward,” stated Rod Larson, Oceaneering’s president and CEO. “We look forward to executing this substantial scope of work to support the Anadarko-led Mozambique LNG project and are pleased to help advance the energy industry in the region.”
Anadarko’s partners in Mozambique LNG include Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos E.P. (ENH), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Ltd., ONGC Videsh Ltd., Bharat PetroResources Ltd., PTT Exploration & Production Plc and Oil India Ltd. ExxonMobil Corp. and Eni S.p.A., along with CNPC, ENH, Galp and Kogas, are pursuing a separate LNG export project in Mozambique: Rovuma LNG. In addition, Eni is leading the development of the Coral South floating LNG project.
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