Noble Energy has hired Schlumberger for the engineering and supply of a two-thousand-ton single-lift process module to be installed on the Leviathan Platform in the Eastern Mediterranean, offshore Israel.
The scope of the contract includes pretreatment, salt removal and regeneration of monoethylene glycol (MEG) for reinjection in the subsea flowlines for hydrate inhibition.
“Our advances in MEG technology combined with our global execution strategy have placed us in a position to deliver to Noble Energy an integrated, optimized and capital-efficient solution,” said Mohamed Kermoud, president, OneSurface, Schlumberger.
Project management, engineering, fabrication, installation support and life of field activities will be managed by a globally integrated team, Schlumberger said.
The award follows the contract award to OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company, by Noble Energy for the supply of 10,000-psi horizontal production trees, tree-mounted controls, off-tree controls and topside controls for the same project.
Earlier this week, Houston-based Noble Energy signed agreements to sell significant quantities of natural gas from the Leviathan and Tamar fields off Israel to Dolphinus Holdings to supply gas in Egypt. The gas sales deal is reportedly worth $15 billion.
To remind, the final investment decision (FID) for the Leviathan development was made in February 2017. The first phase of development of the Leviathan is expected to cost around $3.75 billion. 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 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 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.
Offshore Energy Today Staff