BP has recently said that it remains on track to take an end-2018 final investment decision (FID) at its 15tcf Tortue gas-to-FLNG development on the Mauritania/Senegal maritime border. Whether or not this target is hit – and BP has left little doubt that the project will go ahead, and soon – the major is already eying a second gas hub off Mauritania.

Unlike the first, this second planned hub based on the ‘Greater BirAllah’ gas reserves 60km to the north of Tortue, will be an exclusively Mauritanian endeavor. And it could be significantly larger than Tortue. (CONTINUED - 1290 WORDS)