ExxonMobil lets FEED contract for Ca Voi Xanh field in Vietnam

ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Vietnam and its joint venture partners PetroVietnam and PetroVietnam Exploration Production have let an onshore-offshore front-end engineering and design contract to Saipem’s XSIGHT divition for the Ca Voi Xanh (Blue Whale) project in Vietnam.

ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Vietnam Ltd. (EMEPVL) and its joint venture partners PetroVietnam and PetroVietnam Exploration Production Corp. have let an onshore-offshore front-end engineering and design contract to Saipem’s XSIGHT divition for the Ca Voi Xanh (Blue Whale) project in Vietnam.

The project encompasses the design of the facilities for the development of an offshore gas and condensate reservoir—the largest gas field in the country—on Block 118 offshore Vietnam. Ca Voi Xanh’s capacities are 3,000 b/d of liquids and 375 MMcfd of gas. The treated gas will be delivered to two power complexes, each containing two power trains. Vietnam Electricity, PetroVietnam, and Sembcorp are in talks to construct and operate the power plants. The proposed base development is expected to generate 3 Gw of power, or about 10% of Vietnam’s current total power demand.

Saipem will provide FEED services consisting of an offshore platform, offshore gas and condensate pipelines, offshore fiber optic cabling, an onshore gas treatment plant, onshore pipelines, and an onshore condensate offloading facility.

A final investment decision, targeted in 2020, will be based on a number of factors, said EMEPVL, which holds a 64% working interest in the project.

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