LLOG Exploration Offshore LLC has let a contract to Audubon Engineering Co. LP to support its Salamanca floating production system (FPS) project in the US Gulf of Mexico. LLOG is acting as project manager for the Salamanca FPS Infra LLC (OGJ Online, May 4, 2022).
Work scope includes detailed design services as well as procurement, vendor equipment management, construction, pre-commissioning, and offshore commissioning support.
LLOG will repurpose the decommissioned Independence Hub semisubmersible production unit, aiming for a positive impact on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and emissions avoidance when compared to new unit construction.
The hull, topside truss, cranes, and lifeboats will be reused with minor modifications. All other topside equipment, including piping, instrumentation, and electrical systems, will be new and fit for purpose.
In July, LLOG let a contract to Exterran Corp. for technology to support the Salamanca project floating production unit.
The column-stabilized Salamanca FPS will sit in Keathley Canyon block 689 in 6,400 ft of water to tap the Lower Tertiary Leon and Castile discoveries. The platform will have processing capacity of 60,000 b/d of oil, 25,000 b/d of water, and 40 MMscfd of natural gas. Three initial development wells are planned, two on Leon field and one on Castile field. Initial production from the joint development is expected mid-2025.
LLOG will obtain ABS A1 notation for the platform to comply with CG-ENG Policy Letter No. 01-13, Alternate Design and Equipment Standard for Floating Offshore Installations.
LLOG is operator. Partners include Repsol and Beacon Offshore Energy.