Fortuna FLNG contract goes to Subsea Integration Alliance

London-based Ophir Energy has awarded the upstream construction contract for its Fortuna FLNG project in Equatorial Guinea to Subsea Integration Alliance, a partnership between Schlumberger’s OneSubsea and Subsea 7.

The deal awarded through Ophir’s Equatorial Guinea unit is structured as an engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract for the subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines and for the subsea production systems scope of work, Ophir said on Monday.

The scope of the contract is to deliver 440 million standard cubic feet per day of gas through infrastructure comprising four wells, three into the Fortuna field and one into the underlying Viscata field, located at an average water depth of 1,790 metres.

The EPCIC schedule is consistent with the planned delivery of first gas in 2020 and work will commence at final investment decision, according to Ophir.

As part of the shareholders’ agreement announced in November 2016, at FID Ophir Equatorial Guinea (Block R) Ltd will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Fortuna JV, comprising Ophir and OneLNG.

“With the full suite of upstream and midstream construction contracts now awarded this completes another milestone to FID. The government is a key stakeholder in the Fortuna project and I am pleased that the local content requirements in these contracts will help to further develop the state of Equatorial Guinea,” said Nick Cooper, Chief Executive of Ophir.

“Fortuna, West Africa’s first deepwater FLNG project, is expected to FID before the end of 2017,” added Cooper.