Africa Oil & Gas: WorleyParsons hired by Ophir for E. Guinea offshore project

WorleyParsons hired by Ophir for E. Guinea offshore project

WorleyParsons disclosed Friday the award by Ophir Equatorial Guinea (Block R) Limited of an agreement for provision of engineering and project management services for their Equatorial Guinea Block R Project (The Fortuna Project). Also awarded by Ophir Holdings is a master services agreement to provide engineering support to any of Ophir’s worldwide assets.

Block R is a gas development located offshore Equatorial Guinea 87 miles (140 kilometers) southwest of Bioko Island and covers an area of 946 square miles (2,450 square kilometers) with water depths ranging from 4,593 feet (1,400 meters) to 6,233 feet (1,900 meters). 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 liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility with a capacity of 3 million tons per annum (Mtpa).

The scope of 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 commenced in INTECSEA’s UK office.

Commenting on the award, WorleyParsons CEO, Andrew Wood, said, “We are pleased to be selected for this innovative project bringing remote gas economically to market and to be providing support to Ophir’s facilities around the world.”

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