HOUSTON – Hoegh LNG has designated KBR as its preferred engineer for pre-front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies for two LNG facilities offshore Israel and Australia.
KBR will be responsible for the pre-FEED study for the King LNG-FPSO currently under evaluation for the Noble Energy-operated deepwater Tamar gas field in the Levantine basin offshore Israel.
The second pre-FEED study concerns an unnamed FLNG project offshore Australia. This is a four-month exercise designed to provide a total installed cost estimate for a 2 MMt/yr FLNG facility to enable further evaluation of the project.
KBR will perform the cost study, based on Hoegh’s existing generic LNG FPSO FEED, and will adapt the capex for the operator’s field-specific design. If the economics prove viable, FEED could start by 4Q 2012.
Both projects will be managed from KBR’s London Operating Center, drawing on its FLNG engineering capability in Houston and Perth.