KBR has been selected by Subsea 7 to perform the topsides design for the Chevron Lianzi development project in a unitized offshore zone between the Republic of Congo and the Republic of Angola.
KBR will provide laser scanning of the entire Benguela Belize Lobito Tomboco topsides, FEED verification, detailed engineering and procurement services. The topsides design will include multiple equipment packages. In addition, KBR will provide the necessary assistance during fabrication, installation, pre-commissioning and commissioning phases of the project. This project will be managed from KBR’s Houston operating center and its Luanda, Angola office.
“This award reflects KBR’s longstanding commitment to executing projects in Africa and provides KBR with a unique opportunity to build a relationship with Subsea 7 as a new client for years to come,” said Roy Oelking, Group President, KBR Hydrocarbons. “I am confident through our experience, capabilities and team that we will deliver a successful project to our client.”
Located 65 miles (105 km) offshore in approximately 3,000 feet (900 meters) of water, the Lianzi field will be developed via a tieback to the existing Benguela Belize Lobito Tomboco (BBLT) platform located in Angola Block 14.
The $2.0 billion development will include a subsea production system and a 27 mile (43 km) electrically heated flowline – the first of its kind at this water depth – to transport the oil from the field to the BBLT platform. First oil is expected in 2015. Once completed, the project is expected to produce a maximum of 46,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.
Chevron Overseas Congo Limited is operator of the Lianzi field and has a 31.25 percent interest, along with Total (36.75 percent), ENI (10 percent), Sonangol (10 percent), SNPC (the Republic of Congo National Oil Company – 7.5 percent), and GALP (4.5 percent).