Statoil Tanzania AS (Statoil) has hired KBR to perform pre-front end engineering and design (pre-FEED) studies for a prospective liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Tanzania, East Africa.
The pre-FEED study is designed to help Statoil further assess the viability of developing an LNG facility to export natural gas from this East African region. The project is expected to be completed during 2013.
“We are excited to be selected by Statoil for this important project,” said Mitch Dauzat, president, Gas Monetization. “KBR looks forward to working together with Statoil to define their LNG concept for Tanzania.”
KBR has been working with Statoil for more than 30 years and has an outstanding record for successful project execution, predominantly for Statoil’s Gas Processing plants.
Statoil has been in Tanzania since 2007 and has an office in Dar es Salaam.
In 2007 Statoil signed a production sharing agreement (PSA) for Block 2 with Tanzania Petroleum Cooperation (TPDC). Statoil Tanzania AS is the operator with 65% working interest with ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Limited as a partner with 35% interest.
The total area of Block 2 is 11,099 square kilometres, and lies in water depths of between 400 and 3,000 metres. This is a frontier area where no wells had been drilled before 2010.
Statoil’s first well in Tanzania, Zafarani-1 was drilled in early 2012 proving a discovery of up to 5 Tcf (trillion cubic feet) of gas. In June,2012, Statoil and ExxonMobil made a large gas discovery at Lavani offshore well.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, October 3, 2012