WorleyParsons has received a contract from Ophir Equatorial Guinea (Block R) to provide engineering and project management services for the Equatorial Guinea Block R Project (The Fortuna Project).

Under the deal, Worley and its deepwater division Intecsea will oversee the front-end engineering and design (Feed) scopes and tendering and evaluation of related engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning packages for the project.

"Ophir is planning to develop the gas reserves through phased installation of a 20-well subsea production system."

Offshore Equatorial Guinea, Block R and covers an area of 2,450km² with water depths ranging from 1,400m-1,900m. Ophir holds 80% of Block R and GEPetrol 20%.

Ophir is planning to develop the gas reserves through phased installation of a 20-well subsea production system, supplying dry gas to a locally moored floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility with a capacity of 3Mtpa.

The Fortuna field complex has estimated mean recoverable resources of 1.3 trillion cubic feet (tcf) and will form the first phase of the FLNG development. The total estimated mean recoverable resources of the block are 3.4tcf.

WorleyParsons CEO Andrew Wood said: "We are pleased to be selected for this innovative project bringing remote gas economically to market and to be providing support to Ophir’s facilities around the world."

Worley has begun its work at Intecsea’s UK office.