Angola LNG partners let pipeline contract

Uchenna Izundu
OGJ International Editor

LONDON, Sept. 23 -- Total E&P Angola and BP Angola (Block 18) BV let a contract to Acergy SA for the installation of more than 70 km of pipeline from Angola’s Block 2 to the onshore pipeline for the 5.2 million tonne/year Angola LNG liquefaction facility near the town of Soyo in Zaire province.

Acergy is to install the 24-in. pipeline, associated jumper, pipeline end termination, and tie-ins to an onshore pipeline in 40 m of water by second quarter 2010 using its Polaris, Hawk, and Legend vessels.

The $110 million contract relates to the Block 17/18 GEP Phase 2 Project.

Angola LNG will utilize 1 bcfd of associated gas from offshore Blocks 17 and 32 (operated by Total E&P Angola), from Blocks 0, 14, and 31, in which Total E&P Angola has interests, from Blocks 15 and 18, as well as gas from nonassociated gas fields dedicated to the project.

The plant will also process and treat as much as 125 MMcfd of gas for the domestic market—all of which is scheduled to start in early 2012.

Shareholders in Angola LNG are Total with a 13.6% share, Sonagas with 36.4%, Chevron Corp. with 36.4%, and BP PLC with 13.6%.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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