LONDON – Ophir Energy has awarded the upstream construction contract for the Fortuna FLNG project in block R offshore Equatorial Guinea to Subsea Integration Alliance, a partnership between OneSubsea and Subsea 7.
This is an engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning (EPCIC) contract covering the subsea umbilicals, risers, and flowlines and the subsea production systems.
Ophir aims to deliver 440 MMcf/d through four wells, three into the Fortuna field and one into the underlying Viscata field, in an average water depth of 1,790 m (5,872 ft), with first gas scheduled for 2020. The wells will be tied back to theFLNG vessel by steel lazy-wave risers.
Work will start once the partners take a final investment decision, at which point Ophir Equatorial Guinea (Block R) will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Fortuna joint venture, comprising Ophir and OneLNG.
Ophir Energy has also awarded the Alliance the contract for future inspection, repair and maintenance services.