The Sanaga 2 platform has been installed off Kribi for Perenco, Cameroon’s state-owned Societe National des Hydrocarbures (SNH) has reported.
The platform arrived in June this year. It is now in the commissioning phase, SNH continued. The Sanaga 2 integrates gas compression equipment for the Sanaga Sud field development.
SNH said the platform would go to maintaining production for Perenco’s floating LNG unit, in line with its contractual obligations.
Perenco has said the Sanaga 2 is a conversion of a drilling rig into a production unit. The Karaveg barge transported the 10,000 tonne unit. It was declared ready to sail to Cameroon in May, with the trip taking around one month to complete from the Netherlands.
The Sanaga 1 offshore platform has supplied gas to the Hilli Episeyo floating LNG unit from the Sanaga field. The Ebome Marine field also provides gas for the FLNG unit.
Gas is first piped onshore, to the Bipaga processing plant. The plant then exports dry gas back offshore to the FLNG vessel.
Perenco drilled four wells for the Sanaga 1 platform in 2017, which came in addition to two existing wells. As a result, output reached 200 million cubic feet (5.66 mcm) per day.
The Sanaga offshore gas field was first used to provide feedstock for the Kribi power plant. The first two wells supplied gas to a processing plant.
Supplies to the onshore plant have been declining, SNH has said, noting that as a result power generation has also taken a hit. The company has reported the Kribi plant to be running at only 59.5% of installed capacity.