Noble Energy has hired Gate Energy to help with the commissioning of the Leviathan platform in the Mediterranean Sea.
Under the contract, Gate Energy will be responsible for topside commissioning planning, onshore commissioning execution and offshore commissioning services of the production platform for the Leviathan field development project.
The giant Leviathan gas field in the Mediterranean Sea is expected to start producing gas by the end of 2019. Noble Energy is the operator of the field, which contains 22 trillion cubic feet of gross recoverable resources.
The Leviathan will be developed using a subsea system that connects production wells to a fixed platform located offshore with tie-in onshore in the northern part of Israel.
The Leviathan platform will have an initial deck weight of 22,000 tons. Processed gas will connect to the Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd. onshore transportation grid in the northern part of the country and to regional markets via onshore export pipelines. The development plan allows for future expansion from its initial 1.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) capacity to 2.1 Bcf/d.