The first phase of BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim FLNG development offshore Mauritania and Senegal is around 58 percent complete, according to project partner Kosmos Energy.
Dallas-based Kosmos said in its quarterly results report on Monday the project recorded material progress across all of the major workstreams, including the FPSO, floating LNG vessel, hub terminal (concrete breakwater) and subsea infrastructure.
As of March 31, the project reached around 58 percent completion, it said.
In addition, the partners expect the first phase to be around 80 percent complete by the end of this, Kosmos said.
The US firm added it expects completion of the FPSO sale and lease-back in the second quarter of 2021.
Besides operator BP and Kosmos, the LNG project includes national oil companies Petrosen and SMHPM.
The Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project will produce gas from an ultra-deepwater subsea system and mid-water floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, which will process the gas, removing heavier hydrocarbon components.
Moreover, the gas will then go to a floating LNG provider which will sit nearshore a hub located on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border.
Singapore’s Keppel shipyard is currently converting Golar’s Gimi FLNG for the project. To remind, BP and Golar agreed a one-year delay for the unit last year due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The yard should deliver the FLNG in 2023 as the partners expect first gas from the project in the first half of the same year.
Once deployed offshore Mauritania and Senegal, it would provide about 2.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum on average, with the total gas resources in the field estimated to be around 15 trillion cubic feet, according to BP.
BP has previously said its gas marketing unit would offtake all of the volumes produced at the facility.