Water depth is around 1,800 m (5,905 ft).
Assuming authorizations from Guyana’s government and investment approval, Saipem will start initial engineering and procurement activities in order to proceed with the program.
The contract relates to the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of the subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF).
Yellowtail will feature new subsea drill centers, each with separate oil production, water injection and gas injection wells, linked to a new FPSO.
Saipem’s recently opened fabrication facility in Guyana will construct the deepwater structural elements for the umbilicals, risers and flowlines, with the FDS2 vessel handling offshore installations.
Saipem will undertake coating, transportation, and installation for the 430-km (267-mi), 36/32-in. trunkline, which will connect to the new Train 2 at the Pluto LNG onshore complex. The first cargo should be delivered in 2026.
Maximum water depth is 1,400 m (4,593 ft): Saipem will also fabricate and installation various line structures and the pipeline end termination in 950 m (3,117 ft) of water. Offshore operations, to be performed mainly by the Castorone vessel, should begin in mid-2023.
The two contracts are valued at $1.1 billion.