GE Oil & Gas has signed a long-term agreement to collaborate with Eni and CNPC consortium EEA on Area 4 offshore Mozambique, including the Coral South floating LNG (FLNG) project.
The Coral South FLNG project will be the first deepwater gas development offshore Mozambique, East Africa. The first phase of EEA’s wider plan of development for the Rovuma basin Area 4, will see the installation of an FLNG facility with a capacity of around 3.4 MTPA, fed by six subsea wells and expected to produce up to 5 Tcf of gas, with an anticipated start-up in mid-2022.
GE Oil & Gas' agreement marks a sign of the times in subsea contractual relationships, with a drive towards bundled services but also life of field services. It comprises a multi-year contract to supply subsea production systems, ancillary equipment and services.
The agreement, which also covers Area 4 future potential upstream projects, includes a separate five-year aftermarket services contract for life of field of the subsea infrastructure, plus one five-year option and five three-year extensions.
GE Oil & Gas has already secured orders for the supply of seven Xmas trees, three two-slot manifolds with integrated distribution units, MB rigid jumpers, seven subsea wellheads with spare components, and a complete topside control system to be installed on the Coral South FLNG facility. It will also provide associated services equipment and support, including intervention workover control systems and landing strings, tools, spares and technical assistance for installation, commissioning and start-up.
Yesterday, Aker Solutions announced it had won a contract to supply umbilicals and associated equipment for the project.
Earlier this month, TechnipFMC-led joint venture TJS Consortium was awarded an engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and start-up (EPCIC) on the Coral South FLNG project.
TJS Consortium will also cover the project’s associated risers and subsea flowlines system, as well as the installation of the umbilicals and subsea equipment.
“Coral South FLNG is the first major subsea development in East Africa,” said Neil Saunders, President and CEO of Subsea Systems & Drilling, GE Oil & Gas. “As the only subsea production systems supplier in-country and in East Africa, it provides tremendous opportunities to grow our operations in the region.”
EEA is the operator of Area 4, and holds 70% of the Area 4 Concession. Eni (71.43%) and CNPC (28.57%) are shareholders of EEA.