Contract let for offshore Mexico gas production

MODEC of Japan has let a contract to MAN Energy Solutions to supply six compressor trains for a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel in the Gulf of Mexico as part of development of the Eni SPA subsidiary’s Eni Mexico S. de RL de CV-operated Area 1 offshore Mexico.

MODEC of Japan has let a contract to MAN Energy Solutions to supply six compressor trains for a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel in the Gulf of Mexico as part of development of the Eni SPA subsidiary’s Eni Mexico S. de RL de CV-operated Area 1 offshore Mexico (OGJ Online, May 1, 2019).

As part of the contract, MAN will deliver the compressor trains for gas production on the FPSO, which will be supplied, owned, and operated by MODEC for deployment in the Area 1 block, about 10 km offshore Mexico in 32 m of water, the service provider said.

The total order includes three medium-high-pressure (MP-HP) compressor trains, two low-pressure (LP) compressor trains, and one fuel gas compressor train with one single-stage centrifugal compressor driven by a fixed speed electric motor.

The MP-HP compressor trains will consist of three intercooled two-stage centrifugal compressors driven by a fixed-speed electric motor, while the LP compressor trains will consist of two single-stage centrifugal compressors driven by a variable-speed electric motor, all of which will be designed, manufactured, and tested by MAN Energy Solutions in Zurich, Switzerland.

The high-end machines will be ready for installation in the FPSO in February 2020, and once in operation, will help maintain pressure of Eni’s Area 1 field to maximize quantity and efficiency of gas production.

The FPSO, once completed, will be capable of processing a total of 90,000 b/d of crude oil and 75 MMcfd of gas.

First production from the FPSO is scheduled for 2021, MAN said.

Qatar Petroleum acquired a 35% participating interest in Area 1 late last year, according to an Eni news release.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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