Photo: Energean Power FPSO; Source: Energean

Energean to boost capacity by adding new oil train module to Israel-bound FPSO

E&P company Energean has signed an EPC contract with Norway’s process engineering business Kanfa for the supply of a second, 700-tonne oil train for the Energean Power FPSO, which is bound for Energean’s Karish field off Israel.

As explained by Energean on Monday, the addition of a new oil/condensate separation module will increase the FPSO’s liquid production capacity from 18 kbopd to 32 kbopd.

3D view of the New M10 Module - Energean
3D view of the New M10 Module; Source: Energean

The company also added that this brownfield project will enable it to meet increased gas production volumes from 2023 onwards whilst allowing for optimal well and reservoir management of the Karish and Karish North fields, both of which have shown high Liquid Gas Ratios (LGR). Furthermore, increasing the FPSO HC liquid treatment capacity by 75 per cent will enable a more balanced distribution of offtake per well over the life of the fields, enhancing the ultimate recovery factor.

Kanfa will provide project management, engineering, procurement, fabrication, and precommissioning work for the fully assembled new module in a specialised FPSO module & conversion yard. Following completion, the topside module will be transported to the Karish field in Israel for integration onto the vessel, requiring a ship-to-ship heavy lift operation scheduled to take place in 3Q 2023.

The new three-deck structure weighing approximately 700 tonnes will be installed aft portside on M10 pancake available deck space. With the addition of the new module, Energean is now leveraging its previously expected topside growth, which was factored into the basis of the design of the Energean Power FPSO.

The new module comprises a 2nd oil separation train and a flash gas compressor package designed to operate in conjunction with existing FPSO processing systems. Energean noted that the 2nd oil train and flash gas compressor are identical to the original train in order to leverage O&M synergies and benefit from standardisation.

General location of the M10 module - Energean
General location of the M10 module; Source: Energean

Energean also emphasised that the enhanced liquids production enabled by the installation of the second oil train will be achieved at no material incremental carbon emissions intensity to the overall project.

Kanfa was previously an EPC subcontractor to TechnipFMC between 2018-2020, specifically involved in the topside process modules of the Energean Power M1/2/3 (Inlet/Gas Trains/Oil Train) which it delivered during 1Q 2020 in Singapore. Now, the engineering work for the new contract is set to start immediately at Kanfa’s Oslo offices supported by Energean’s Project Execution & Delivery team.

Energean has previously experienced delays with the project due to the Covid-19 restrictions but, according to the latest information from the company, the sailaway of the Energean Power FPSO from Singapore to Israel is planned for 1Q 2022 with the first gas from Karish expected in mid-2022.