BP lets contract for Tortue gas field off Mauritania, Senegal

BP PLC has let a contract to TechnipFMC for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning of a floating production, storage, and offloading unit to be deployed offshore on the maritime border of Mauritania and Senegal, moving forward Phase 1 of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project. The award is a continuation to the front-end engineering design contract awarded in April 2018.

BP PLC has let a contract to TechnipFMC for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning of a floating production, storage, and offloading unit to be deployed offshore on the maritime border of Mauritania and Senegal, moving forward Phase 1 of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project. The award is a continuation to the front-end engineering design contract awarded in April 2018.

The initial subsea infrastructure connects the first four wells consolidated through production pipelines leading to this FPSO. Liquids are removed, and the export gas is transported via pipeline to the LNG hub terminal where the gas is liquefied. The project will provide LNG for export, as well as make gas available for domestic use in both Mauritania and Senegal. The start of gas production is expected in first-half 2022. BP Gas Marketing will buy LNG offtake from Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Phase 1.

TechnipFMC puts the value of the contract at $500 million-1 billion.

Tortue Ahmeyim field development is in the C-8 block offshore Mauritania and the Saint-Louis Profond block offshore Senegal. BP operates Tortue with 61%. Partners are Kosmos 29%, Senegal-state Petrosen 5%, and Mauritania state firm SMHPM 5%. Mauritania and Senegal agreed to joint development of the field in early 2018 and the partners made a final investment decision to proceed with Phase 1 of the natural gas project in December (OGJ Online, Feb. 12, 2018, Dec. 21, 2018).

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