US-based energy industry service companies McDermott International and Baker Hughes a GE Company (BHGE) on Monday announced they had won a contract for the front-end engineering design (FEED) on a major gas field project offshore West Africa.
The development is a joint effort of BP and Dallas-based Kosmos Energy in the Tortue/Ahmeyin field, which straddles the maritime border of Mauritania and Senegal. Those two nations have agreed to split production from the field.
BHGE and McDermott are tasked with defining the technology and equipment requirements for a four-well development phase of the project.
McDermott is to work on the subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) while BHGE will handle the subsea production system (SPS) aspects.
Collaboration and integration were keywords in the companies’ announcements about the work ahead.
The FEED project is to begin and finish within this calendar year.
McDermott has a good history of working on projects for BP and recently won a contract from BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) for the Cassia C compression platform off the Caribbean islands.
BHGE is the result of a July 2017 merger between Baker Hughes and the oil and gas business of Boston-based General Electric.