Anchois gas development offshore Morocco enters FEED phase

June 22, 2023
Chariot has issued an update on preparations for its Anchois subsea-shore gas project in the Lixus license offshore Morocco.

Offshore staff

LONDON  Chariot has issued an update on preparations for its Anchois subsea-shore gas project in the Lixus license offshore Morocco.

Following completion of the pre-FEED stage, which incorporated results of the Anchois-2 drilling campaign to verify the development concept, further definition continues in the current FEED phase.

The company is collaborating with Subsea7 and SLB in this process. Plans call for an initial three producer wells, including a reentry of Anchois-2, with multi-zone completions to enable gas recovery across multiple stacked sands.

All the wells will be completed subsea with associated subsea production system (SPS) infrastructure controlling and collecting the produced hydrocarbons for delivery via a subsea flowline to the onshore reception complex.

The SURF package includes an umbilical for controlling the SPS and importing chemicals to the offshore production facilities. The system is also designed to allow for tieback of future wells following exploration, with the field thought to hold a further 754 Bcf of resources.

With this in mind, initial capacity of the onshore central processing facility has been increased from 70 MMcf/d to 105 MMcf/d. FEED studies are complete for this facility, and Chariot has developed operating and maintenance proposals for the early years of operations post-first gas.

From the CPF, a new onshore pipeline will transport the gas to offtakers for onward delivery to domestic users and across the Mediterranean Sea to Spain.

Work on the environmental, social impact assessment (ESIA) is nearing completion, and onshore and offshore environmental baseline surveys have finished. Chariot will submit final documentation to the authorities shortly. 

Subject to securing financing, the next step will be contracting of the EPC packages for the various scopes of the project. And the company is in talks with the government on its application for the exploitation concession, which would grant rights to commercialize the gas over an initial 25-year period, extendable by a further 10 years.



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