GE outlines initial subsea scope for Coral South FLNG
GE Oil & Gas has signed a long-term agreement to collaborate with EEA on development projects in Area 4 offshore Mozambique.
EEA, a venture owned 71.43% by Eni and 28.57% byCNPC, has a 70% operating stake in the Area 4 concession in the Rovuma basin.
The agreement comprises a multi-year contract to supply subsea production systems, ancillary equipment and services, and covers the recently launchedCoral South FLNG project.
Under the first phase, an FLNG vessel will be installed with a capacity of around 3.4 MMt/yr of LNG, supplied by six subsea wells and expected to produce up to 5 tcf of gas, with an anticipated start-up in mid-2022.
The agreement also applies to future Area 4 upstream projects, and includes a separate five-year aftermarket services contract for life of field of the subsea infrastructure, with extension options.
ForCoral South, GE Oil & Gas will supply seven xmas trees, three two-slot manifolds with integrated distribution units, MB rigid jumpers, seven subsea wellheads with spare components, a topsides control system to be installed on the FLNG facility, equipment including IWOCS and landing strings, tools, and spares, and technical assistance for installation, commissioning, and start-up.
As part of GE’s commitment to help developMozambique’s offshore industry, over the past three years 20 local graduate engineers have attended technical training at the Mozal Training Center in Maputo and courses in Florence, Italy, also undergoing on-the-job training in Brazil, South Korea, and Colombia to gain hands-on experience with subsea and liquefied natural gas products and equipment.
Neil Saunders, president and CEO of Subsea Systems & Drilling, GE Oil & Gas, said: “Coral South FLNG is the first major subsea development inEast Africa.
“As the only subsea production systems supplier in-country and in East Africa, it provides tremendous opportunities to grow our operations in the region and it further underlines our commitment to drive productivity and cost-efficiency improvements for global projects by building long-term relationships with industry players in place of more outdated transactional approaches.”