The company will work with Subsea Integration Alliance (Subsea 7 and OneSubsea) under a ‘One team’ integrated approach to safely fast-track first gas and maximize the return on investment.
The scope of the agreement covers front-end engineering support and engineering design; engineering, procurement, construction, installation, pre-commissioning and commissioning; operations and maintenance of the facilities; and helping to create direct and indirect jobs in Morocco.
Chariot operates the surrounding Lixus Offshore license, in partnership with Moroccan state oil company ONHYM.
Anchois, discovered originally by Dana Petroleum, contains audited recoverable resources of more than 1 tcf. Sampled gas is 97% methane, without impurities, contained in porous and permeable sandstone reservoirs.
The development plan, based on a pre-FEED study, calls for two subsea wells tied into a subsea manifold, with production exported through a 40-km (25-mi) offshore flowline connected to an onshore gas processing facility.
From there, another 40-km pipeline connects to a trunk pipeline to Europe, opening access to other markets aside from domestic customers in Morocco.
Last December, Chariot negotiated terms for a new Moroccan concession that surrounds the offshore boundaries of the Lixus license, and thought to hold potential in various gas plays on-trend with the Anchois discovery.