Tortue (Mauritania) is a conventional gas development located in ultra-deepwater in Mauritania and is operated by BP Mauritania Investments. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, Tortue (Mauritania) was discovered in 2015, lies in block C 8 and Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (Mauritania), with water depth of around 9,184 feet. Buy the profile here.

The project is currently in commissioning stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2023. Final investment decision (FID) of the project was approved in 2018. The Tortue (Mauritania) conventional gas development will includes subsea tree.

Field participation details

The field is owned by BP, Kosmos Energy and Societe Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures et de Patrimoine Minier.

Production from Tortue (Mauritania)

Production from the Tortue (Mauritania) conventional gas development project is expected to begin in 2023 and is forecast to peak in 2024, to approximately 3,997 bpd of crude oil and condensate, 35 Mmcfd of natural gas and 165 Mmcfd of liquid natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2040.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 226.13 Mmboe, comprised of 15.88 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate, 220.77 bcf of natural gas reserves and 1,040.76 bcf of liquid natural gas reserves.

Contractors involved in the Tortue (Mauritania) conventional gas field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Tortue (Mauritania) project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: Eni, Baker Hughes, KBR, China International Marine Containers (Group) and Eiffage Genie Civil Marine

Main EPC: Eni, McDermott International, Baker Hughes, TechnipFMC and Eiffage Genie Civil Marine

EPC Contractors: Jacobs Solutions and KBR

Other Contractors: Baker Hughes, Atwood Oceanics, Bourbon, Bygging-Uddemann and 3T Energy Group

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