Senegal – Mauritania: BP selects McDermott and BHGE for FEED work on Turtle – Ahmeyim field
On Monday, the US engineers McDermott and BHGE (JV between Baker Hughes and GE), announced to have been chosen by BP to carry out the FEED studies (Front-End Engineering Design, Editor’s note) on Turtle and Ahmeyim gas fields that straddle the border. between Senegal and Mauritania.
Work that will come in advance to a substantial engineering whose cost is between $ 500 and $ 750 million. Both companies said they would work together to save time and money for the partners and the development process in the area.
“Building on our relationship with BP and our focus on modernized project management and a collaborative approach, we will create an open, transparent and fully inclusive work environment for BP and its key partners to ensure success of the project.
Our integrated approach with BHGE will provide BP with the best overall solution that we believe will provide timelines and budget security , ” said McDermott.
The work of the two partners will, in the first phase, connect the first four wells with pipelines that will lead to a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).
From there, the liquids will be removed and the export gas transported by pipeline to the Central Fluid Liquefaction Terminal (FLNG).
During this first phase of engineering, McDermott will work on the design of submarine umbilicals, risers and flowlines, while BHGE will focus on the perimeter of the subsea production system.
The agreement, which will enter into its execution phase, contains a mechanism allowing the transition of the contract to a fixed EPCI contract at a later date.