Longitude Engineering gets subsea contract for Egyptian gas field

London-headquartered engineering consultancy Longitude Engineering, part of ABL Group, has won a contract to deliver design and engineering services for the subsea development at a gas field located offshore Egypt.

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Longitude Engineering will provide detailed design and engineering services for the subsea development of Phase-X at Egypt’s West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) concession, part of the Burullus Gas Field in the Mediterranean Sea.

The WDDM concession is located approximately 90 kilometers offshore Egypt, on the north-western part of the Nile Delta. Significant gas volumes have been discovered in numerous fields and reservoirs, which have been progressively developed to maintain current and future gas supplies to the Egyptian domestic market and the Egyptian Liquefied Natural Gas (ELNG) plant.

Burullus Gas Company is continuing the expansion of the WDDM facilities through the current phase of the development known as WDDM Phase-X which includes three subsea wells being brought online to supplement the existing 70 wells currently in production, at water depths ranging from 450 to 660 meters.

Longitude’s design and engineering services will cover various phases of the project starting with the vessel assurance for cable laying operations, the detailed design of cable routing and crossing, jumpers design, and the development of the project’s related safety studies to support the cable and jumper installation. The company will also provide the verification and development of fabrication and assurance drawings and reports in connection with mud mats and a new jumper design.

The UK company will deliver the services as a subcontractor to the awarded EPIC contractor and vessel owner Petroleum Marine Services (PMS).

“We are delighted to collaborate with PMS to provide the detailed design and engineering support for this deepwater project. We believe that the project highlights our ability to quickly develop and manage remote teams ensuring client expectations are met through the lifecycle of the project,” said Daniel McGowan, Offshore Project Director at Longitude Engineering.

ABL Group has been established in the Egyptian market since 2018 through its energy and marine consultancy ABL.

Most recent news coming from the company includes ABL’s Rig Inspection division and Integrity HSE, an Aberdeen-based health and safety consultancy, forging a strategic alliance in a bid to expand their suite of offerings and propel it to the forefront of the global rig inspection market.