Petrofac lands contract for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project
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Petrofac secures contract for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project

10 May 2021 (Last Updated May 12th, 2021 06:08)

Oil major BP has awarded a contract to Petrofac to develop operational procedures for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) Project located on the maritime border of Mauritania and Senegal.

Petrofac secures contract for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project
Petrofac to develop operational procedures for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project. Credit: Petrofac Limited.

Petrofac will develop procedures comprising all offshore operations, including subsea, floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) and hub. It is intended to reduce risk and harm to personnel, plant and the environment.

Petrofac operations senior vice-president Steve Webber said: “BP is an important longstanding client and we look forward to supporting them in operating safely and responsibly, in their delivery of the GTA Phase 1 Project, which is creating a new LNG hub in Africa.”

The GTA LNG project, which is being developed in phases, is expected to produce up to 10 million tonnes of LNG a year (Mtpa). It is planned to be commissioned in 2022.

The project involves production of gas from an ultra-deepwater subsea system and then processing it on a mid-water floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.

Subsequently, the processed gas will be transported through floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility located on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border. The facility has the capacity to provide nearly 2.5 million tonnes of LNG annually.

The LNG project is being developed by BP, Kosmos Energy, Societe des Petroles du Senegal (Petrosen), and Societe Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures (SMHPM).

The Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project aims to unlock 15 trillion cubic feet of gas that are believed to be contained in the Tortue and Ahmeyim fields.

In addition to exporting LNG to global markets, the project will supply gas to Senegal and Mauritania.

Earlier this year, Petrofac formed an alliance with Repsol Sinopec Resources UK and TechnipFMC to maximise oil and gas recovery from the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).