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    BP Awards More Senegal Contracts


McDermott and Baker Hughes will build on their Feed work for Tortue.

by: William Powell

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BP Awards More Senegal Contracts

UK major BP has awarded Baker Hughes (BHGE) and McDermott the subsea production equipment orders for its gas project off Senegal, McDermott said March 11. The companies are working together to realise efficiencies, drive project synergies and enhance delivery times, they said.

The contracts cover subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (Surf) and subsea production system (SPS) equipment and are for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project, offshore Mauritania and Senegal. BP, BHGE and McDermott are working together to realize efficiencies, synergies and enhanced delivery times. 

McDermott said the Surf contract, worth between $500mn and $750mn, marks a number of firsts: its first significant subsea EPCI project in West Africa; the first project using its state of the art pipelay vessel Amazon; and its support of BP's first entry into Senegal and Mauritania. Installation is due to begin in late 2020.

BHGE said the "major deepwater gas development is strategically important for Mauritania and Senegal's domestic and global gas supply, and supports the industry's drive for a more sustainable, lower carbon future."

BHGE and McDermott did the initial front-end engineering and design (Feed) work together to define the technology and equipment scope for a four-well development phase. Project management and engineering teams from BP, BHGE and McDermott will remain co-located at McDermott's London offices for this phase.

The initial subsea infrastructure connects the first four of 12 wells consolidated through production pipelines leading to a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel. From here liquids are removed and the export gas is transported via a pipeline to the floating liquid natural gas (FLNG) hub terminal where the gas is liquefied. Golar is to supply the FLNG unit, which is to be built in Singapore's Keppel yard. Its initial production capacity is 2.5mn mt/yr of LNG.