FEED studies under way for giant gas development off Mozambique

Offshore staff

BANGKOK, Thailand -- PTTEP and its joint venture partners have awarded front-end engineering design (FEED) contracts for development of gas in Rovuma Offshore Area 1 off Mozambique. The block holds estimated recoverable reserves of 35-65 tcf.

Competitive offshore installation FEEDs will be performed by three consortia comprising Technip USA; Subsea 7 (US) LLC, and Saipem; and McDermott and Allseas USA. Each will all deliver a full engineering, procurement, installation, and commissioning plan for subsea production systems.

Three consortia will also work on competitive onshore LNG FEEDs, namely JGC Corp. and Fluor Transworld Services; an affiliated company of CB&I and Chiyoda Corp; and International Bechtel. This concerns an initial LNG development that will include two liquefaction trains for the Rovuma Offshore Area 1 joint venture with capacity of 5 MMt/yr of LNG and associated facilities.

These FEEDs will extend to an overall LNG Park plan, allowing capability to handle around 50 MMt/y in future years.

Once all of the designs and estimated costs have been submitted, an LNG contractor and an offshore contractor will be selected for engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning (EPCIC) contracts, with a view to producing the first LNG cargo in 2018.


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