BP Selects KBR for Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Project

Oil and gas major BP has awarded KBR UK, British arm of Houston engineering and construction company, the Pre-FEED Services contract for Phases 2 and 3 of BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project, offshore Senegal and Mauritania.

The Phases 2 and 3 entail the further development of Tortue field beyond Phase 1 of the development located in the C-8 block off the shore of Mauritania and the Saint-Louis Profond block offshore Senegal.

Known in the oil and natural gas industry as a Pre-FEED contract, KBR will design offshore platforms and underwater pipelines to expand natural gas production that will be delivered to an offshore liquefied natural gas plant that BP plans to develop nearby.

KBR said that the two phases of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project would significantly expand capacity to deliver additional gas from an ultra-deep-water subsea system, tied back to mid-water gas processing platforms.

The gas will then be transferred to pre-treatment and offshore LNG facilities located at the established Phase 1 hub.

"We are proud to be part of this groundbreaking project which will deliver LNG revenues and gas to Africa for decades to come," said Jay Ibrahim, KBR President, Energy Solutions - Services.  "This win demonstrates KBR's strategic commitment to our partner BP to deliver an innovative and cost effective deepwater gas value chain together."

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