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Italian firm Saipem has signed a two-year frame agreement with Norway’s Equinor covering engineering services worldwide. The frame agreement includes assistance for Equinor’s upcoming onshore, offshore and floating wind sector projects, as well as feasibility and conceptual studies, detailed engineering and related support for R&D activities. The scope of the frame agreement extends to offshore trunklines and routing design for products such as umbilicals, cables, static flexibles and power cables.
EPC giant, TechnipFMC has landed a contract from Africa-focused oil and gas explorer Bowleven to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) work at Etinde gas field offshore Cameroon. The first phase of the work at Etinde gas field consists to the development of an onshore gas processing, storage and export facility tied to an unmanned wellhead platform. Technip will serve as the lead contractor for the FEED work.
Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV) is performing a pre-FEED study for the trial of carbon-capture technology in its operations. Together with Svante Inc, the company will evaluate the feasibility and design of a 10,000 ton per year carbon capture unit at its facilities in California. “At Chevron, we believe our industry is well-positioned to help commercialize carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies that will be essential for the energy transition”, said CTV.
Aker Solutions has bagged a contract for the FEED study of BP’s Cypre project. BP Trinidad and Tobago are operating this project. After FEED, Aker might win a full EPC contract combining green- and brownfield scopes. "We are excited to be expanding the collaboration with BP to develop the oil and gas resources in Trinidad and Tobago, which is a new region for us", said Aker's CEO.
Posco International has awarded a FEED contract to EPC giant, McDermott International for the development of the Shwe Phase 3 gas field, offshore Myanmar. The contract requires McDermott to carry out FEED services for a new compression platform, a bridge link, and reformations in existing platforms. The work is slated for completion by the second quarter of next year.
PetroLogistics ll has awarded Gulf coast PDH project FEED contract to Mcdermott International. McDermott will perform the front-end engineering design services for a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility at the US Gulf Coast. The design basis of the plant is 500 KTA. "We will pull from our vast expertise in engineering to complete the FEED", said McDermott's Senior VP.
National Petroleum Construction Company and Petrofac JV have been awarded a contract with Al Yasat Petroleum. The JV will provide FEED services for the Belbazem Block Development Project in UAE. Under the work scope of the contract, the companies will have to submit a FEED package and an EPCI proposal for the facilities. Further, the CEO of NPCC is looking forward to the successful delivery of its share of work.
EPC giant, KBR Inc has secured the Basic Engineering Design (BED) and Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) for the Rhoude el Krouf Field (RKF) redevelopment project in Algeria. Operated by a joint venture between Sonatrach and CEPSA, the redevelopment project will bring an additional oil and gas treatment train to the existing facilities. The Sonatrach-CEPSA JV is looking to support the rise of Algeria’s oil and gas capacity.
Oman LNG LLC has awarded the FEED contract for the LNG debottlenecking project at Sur facility to EPC giant, KBR Inc. The terms of the contract require KBR to deliver FEED services to carry out the debottlenecking project at the facility. The project aims at increasing production at Sur facility. The contract award to KBR reinforces Oman LNG’s commitment to knowledge sharing and enhancing staff competency.
Aker Solutions has been awarded a master contract for subsea compression system. The contract is for the Chevron Australia-operated Jansz-Io field, offshore Australia. Under this master contract, the first service contract will be for front-end engineering and design of a subsea compression station in order to boost gas recovery from the field. The scope of this contract will also include an unmanned power and control floater, and field system engineering services.
Japanese offshore floating platform supplier, MODEC International has secured the FEED contract for Woodside Energy’s SNE Field Development Phase 1 floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility. The total capacity of the FPSO is estimated to be 100,000 bbl/day, with first oil expected in 2022. The design of FPSO will be carried out in a way that it allows the integration of subsequent SNE development phases.
US-based Meridian Energy Group has assigned EPC giant, McDermott as the contractor to the Meridian Davis Refinery in North Dakota. Under the scope of the contract, McDermott will carry out Front-End Engineering Design (FEED). Post completion of the FEED phase, both the parties will ink a comprehensive turnkey EPC agreement. The Davis refinery is entering final design and equipment fabrication phase.
Australian oil firm, Woodside has named Bechtel as the execution contractor for the Pluto LNG facility expansion project. Woodside is looking forward to the brownfield expansion of the Pluto LNG facility. This will include the large undeveloped gas resource from the Scarborough gas field. Woodside and Bechtel worked closely on the preparation of the contract for the FEED phase of the train 2, including finalising the concept and costs.
American EPC giant, KBR and oil major, ConocoPhillips are have joined hands to develop a standardised LNG train to provide mid-scale LNG capacity for both greenfield and brownfield expansions. KBR and ConocoPhillips will complete a FEED quality reference design for a mid-scale capacity LNG train (1.5 – 3.0 million tpy). The integrated design method will utilise ConocoPhillips' tested Optimized Cascade® process technology.
Texas-based Western LNG has awarded the front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for its FLNG project to Wison Offshore & Marine. The scope of the contract covers the development of the basis of design (BOD) and performing FEED for the project in British Columbia. Wison will deploy the methodology that has been streamlined based on the delivery of Caribbean FLNG. The project is expected for completion in 40 weeks post BOD.
ADNOC has awarded a pre-FEED preparation and licensor evaluation contract to the Worley Parsons’ global consulting firm, Advisian. The firm will carry out the pre-FEED and the licensor assessment for the expansion of Borouge-4 Plant, which is under the JV between ADNOC and Borealis. ADNOC is planning to invest over $45b in its downstream operations to build the world’s largest integrated refining and petrochemical facility in Ruwais.
A Saipem-led joint venture has won the contract for a Nigerian LNG project. The JV, which includes Saipem, Japan’s Chiyoda Corp, and Korea’s Daewoo E&C, will carry out the Front-end Engineering Design (FEED) and EPC for NLNG Train 7 project, intended to expand an existing LNG plant. The plant is operated by a joint venture of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and oil firms Shell, Total and Eni.
EEPGL, subsidiary of ExxonMobil, awarded the contract for the second floating production vessel of Liza oil and gas field offshore Guyana to SBM Offshore. The scope of this contract covers FEED work for the second FPSO. Based on Fast4WardTM program, Liza FPSO design has a production capacity of 220,000 barrels of oil per day. After two years the ownership and operation of FPSO will be transferred to EXXON.