BP has chosen Petrofac to carry out work at the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) LNG project as the service company scales up its African presence.
At the GTA project, offshore Mauritania and Senegal, Petrofac will provide personnel, plant and equipment to support offshore operations. This will be on both the FPSO and the floating LNG (FLNG) hub.
Petrofac said it had won the work via a competitive tender.
“We are proud to support BP’s ongoing investment in the Mauritania and Senegal region. We will continue to drive excellence, supporting BP to operate safely and responsibly through their ongoing operations,” said Petrofac’s Asset Solutions COO Nick Shorten.
The 2.5 million tonne per year GTA project is due to start up in late 2023.
The GTA gas field will produce around 2.5 million tonnes of LNG per year. It is located offshore, on the border between Mauritania and Senegal.
Last week, Petrofac said it had won decommissioning work from Tullow Oil, replacing Maersk Decom, on seven wells offshore Mauritania.
It also struck partnership agreements with two wilayas, Illizi and Ouargla, in Algeria on local recruiting and training. The company held a ceremony to celebrate the re-opening of the Hassi Messaoud centre. Petrofac had closed the facility for two years as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.
Petrofac is committed to developing Algerian talent, company CEO Sami Iskander said.
“Our approach is centred around helping create a workforce to best serve the country’s strategic projects and further the Algerian government’s objectives of creating as much local value as possible,” Iskander said.