BP’s 15tcf Tortue gas-to-LNG project on the Mauritania/Senegal maritime border remains on track for a final investment decision (FID) late this year and 2021 start up after a flurry of key front end engineering and design (FEED) awards in recent weeks. In keeping with the global trend for staged development to reduce up-front project costs, these awards have been made with a view to them being converted to fully-fledged engineering deals post-FID.

Houston-based McDermott International and GE services subsidiary Baker Hughes were last month jointly awarded a FEED contract for subsea which will “define the technology and equipment scope for an initial four-well development phase.” (CONTINUED - 1036 WORDS)