HOUSTON -- Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering has awarded KBR a contract to provide topsides engineering, procurement and interface design services for an FPSO on Total's Pazflor project in Angola.
Pazflor's design is a purpose-built FPSO with a topsides weight of 32,200 metric tons (35,494 tons). Total's Angolan subsidiary, Total E&P Angola (TEPA), awarded DSME the engineering, procurement, and construction contract for the vessel's moorings, hull, and topsides. It is designed with a processing capacity of 200,000 b/d of oil, 150 MMcf/d of gas, and a storage capacity of about 1.9 MMbbl of crude. DSME will construct the vessel at its fabrication yard in South Korea.
Facilities are planned for a 20-year design life, and quarters are provided for 220 operation and maintenance personnel. First oil production on Pazflor is scheduled in 2011.
Pazflor includes the Perpetua, Acacia, Zinia, and Hortensia fields, which lie in the eastern portion of block 17 approximately 150 km (93 mi) offshore Angolan. The FPSO will be spread-moored in a depth of approximately 2,500 ft (762 m) atop 25 subsea oil wells, 2 gas injection wells and 22 water injection wells.