Houston-based LNG engineer KBR has been contracted by BP to provide pre-front end engineering design (FEED) and project support services for the development of the Tortue/Ahmeyim field offshore Mauritania and Senegal.
Under KBR’s global services agreement with BP, KBR has won these new contracts to provide pre-FEED and project support covering design of the subsea, pre-treatment floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility, onshore terminal, and interfaces for floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) for the Tortue project.
This new work will build on the earlier concept phase work for the development of the field already completed by KBR’s unit Granherne for BP’s partner, Kosmos Energy, KBR said.
Speaking of the contract, Jay Ibrahim, KBR president, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) the company will work on developing an LNG hub for Mauritania and Senegal from its early stages.
BP and Kosmos Energy have formed ties in December last year looking to jointly develop a West African LNG project. The agreement was approved by the government in February this year forging the path for the companies to develop a new LNG hub in Africa.
The partners plan to process and transport the gas from Tortue at a near-shore LNG facility, with the option to expand the proposed complex in phases to accommodate future gas discoveries.
KBR’s pre-FEED work is expected to be performed over the next six months, with KBR supporting BP in the optimize stage of the Tortue field development.
LNG World News Staff