Written by: Matthew Wolstenholme
The BP led Tortue/Ahmeyim project is situated offshore of Mauritania and Senegal in West Africa. It is one of the largest African developments and the field contains an estimated 15 trillion cubic feet of gas.
The project will utilise an ultra-deep-water subsystem and mid-water FPSO vessel to optimise processing and heavier hydrocarbon removal. Production will then transfer nearshore to a FLNG vessel for conversion to liquefied natural gas. The FPSO will be built in China and the FLNG in Singapore.
Full field production on Eni’s Amoca project is expected to start in late 2020. Situated in Campeche Bay off Mexico Amoca will likely begin producing oil in 2021. Airswift currently supports the project in all three project locations: Mexico, Singapore and China. The FPSO vessel will have a storage capacity of 900,000 barrels and daily capability to process
First discovered in 1974, the Penguins field in the North Sea has experienced decreased effectiveness of oil recovery in recent years. Primarily, this has been attributed to a lack of pressure. Planned redevelopment will utilise an FPSO from 2021 with a peak production rate of 45,000 barrels per day. This will extend the life of the field through continuous operation for 20 years without dry docking.
Fluor have been commissioned by Shell to provide full responsibility for the design, procurement, fabrication and delivery of the FPSO project. Design has already been completed in the Philippines and fabrication is now underway in China.
The ConocoPhillips Barossa Project is currently in the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) stage. It is anticipated that drilling will begin in 2021 and become fully operational two years later.
Located 300kms north of Darwin, Australia, Barossa will utilise a 330m by 60m FPSO. This vessel will separate and transport gas and condensate for liquification at the Darwin LNG facility. Transportation will take place via a new 260km subsea pipeline connected to the existing Bayu-Darwin pipeline.
The FPSO will be 350 metres long, the topsides will weigh between 25,000 and 35,000 tonnes, and the ship will be capable of processing 800 million cubic feet per day of gas and 6000 barrels per day of condensate. The project remains on track for a final investment decision in late 2019 or early 2020.
This post was written by Matt Wolstenholme, Contract Recruitment Director – Asia Pacific at Airswift
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