UK independent Ophir Energy has contracted Australian engineering group WorleyParsons and its subsidiary INTECSEA for engineering and project management services on its Fortuna project in Block R offshore Equatorial Guinea.
Ophir has also awarded WorleyParsons a master services agreement on the project.
Block R is a gas development 140km southwest of Bioko Island and covers 2450sq km in 1400-1900m water depth.
Ophir and its partners are planning to develop the gas reserves through phased installation of a 20 well subsea production system supplying dry gas to a locally moored floating liquified natural gas facility with a capacity of 3 Mpta.
The scope of the engineering and project management services provided by WorleyParsons and its specialist deepwater division, INTECSEA, includes overseeing the front end engineering and design scopes and tendering and evaluation of related engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning packages.
Work has started in INTECSEA's UK office.