Petrofac has won a contract from BP for work on operational procedures at the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) project, offshore Mauritania and Senegal.
The service company said planned procedures would cover all offshore operations. This includes the subsea, the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) and hub. The aim is to minimise risk and harm to personnel, plant and equipment, it explained.
“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,” Petrofac’s senior vice president operations Steve Webber said.
Kosmos Energy, the junior partner on the LNG project, has said the GTA Phase 1 project should begin production in the first half of 2023.
The company, in an update this morning, said work on the project was 58% complete. It expects to reach 80% completion by the end of 2021.
The Tortue-Ahmeyim gas field holds 15 trillion cubic feet (425 million cubic metres) of estimated resources. In addition to exporting LNG, the GTA project will provide gas for local consumption.
The operator moved the first caisson from the port of Dakar offshore in late April. The caissons will provide a 1.2 km breakwater to shelter the LNG facilities.