Yinson to do pre-FEED work on TotalEnergies’ FPSOs in Angola, Suriname

French oil major TotalEnergies has chosen Malaysian FPSO provider Yinson for preliminary front-end engineering design (pre-FEED) for two FPSO projects to be installed in Block 20/21 in Angola and Block 58 in Suriname.

Illustration; Source: Yinson

Yinson said on Wednesday that the Angola project would be installed at around 1,400 metres, some 160 kilometres from Luanda, while the Suriname project will be installed at around 2,000 metres, around 150 kilometres from Paramaribo.

The topside design will be performed by Technip Energies, a partner with Yinson for the pre-FEED. The pre-FEED will provide TotalEnergies with technical and commercial lease and operate proposals, including solutions to reduce emissions, within 32 weeks from the agreement date.

According to the FPSO provider, Yinson’s Oslo office will be executing the pre-FEED for a fee agreed by both parties.

Yinson’s CEO of offshore production Flemming Grønnegaard said that the pre-FEED awards were Yinson’s first projects with Total, and believed they marked the start of a fruitful, long-term working relationship between the two parties.

The pre-FEED is expected to create greater value for the projects by concentrating on the optimising of the design and execution strategy.

We are indeed thrilled with this opportunity to demonstrate our strong technical and operational capabilities to Total, one of the world’s leading energy players.

We are currently building an FPSO for the Campos Basin in South America and have been operating in the African region since 1995.

We hope that we will be able to further contribute to the production of energy in these regions through these projects, and many more to come”, Grønnegaard stated.

As for related news, TotalEnergies recently made a “major oil discovery” at the Kwaskwasi-1 well drilled offshore Suriname in Block 58.

This is the third oil discovery in Block 58 located offshore Suriname. The first one was made at the Maka Central-1 well in January 2020 and the second one at the Sapakara West-1 well in early April.

As for the abovementioned Campos Basin FPSO Yinson is working on, it is an FPSO called Anna Nery set for Petrobras’ Marlim 2 oil field.

The most recent development on the FPSO was the contract between Yinson and Austrian crane provider Palfinger for cranes, lifeboats, a rescue boat, and davits for the Anna Nery FPSO.