KBR has been awarded a contract to execute the topsides detailed design for Total’s CLOV floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).
In collaboration with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), the engineering, procurement, installation, and construction contractor for the project, KBR will execute the detailed engineering of topsides for the project, which has recoverable reserves estimated at 500million barrels of oil.
The FPSO will be designed to process some 160,000 barrels per day of oil, 230million cu.ft per day of natural gas and have a 1.8million barrels storage capacity.
News of the KBR award for an undisclosed sum came just two months after Total secured green light to press ahead with its Clov project on block 17 offshore Angola, with main contracts awarded and partner approvals secured.
Clov is the fourth block 17 development hub after Girassol, Dalia and Pazflor.
Located some 140km (87 miles) from Luanda and 40km (25 miles) north-west of Dalia in water depths ranging 1,100-1,400m, the project will initially concentrate on four fields – Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta. Collective proven and probable reserves are 500million barrels of oil. The overall development plan uses technologies that have already proved effective on Girassol, Dalia and Pazflor.
Besides the KBR win, other contract awards include a major package to Aberdeen-based subsea contractor Acergy, which was awarded a $1.3billion package for subsea-related engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation work.
GE has been awarded a $113million contract to supply gas turbines and compressors for installing on the FPSO. The company will supply four LM2500+ G4 SAC aero-derivative gas turbines for power generation and five compressors. GE is currently also manufacturing subsea production trees in Aberdeen for another Angolan project . . . Kizomba Satellites.
Another significant supply chain win is the contract awarded to FMC for the manufacture of 36 subsea trees, wellheads and controls. The company will also supply eight manifolds, two workover systems and associated tooling and equipment. Deliveries are scheduled to start in Q1 2012.
Total is the operator of Angola’s Block 17, the Clov Project and fields and has a 40% interest. Statoil with 23.33%, ExxonMobil – 20%, and BP – 16.67% are partners in the licence and project.