Tenaris, a multinational manufacturer and supplier of steel pipes to the oil and gas industry, has been awarded a contract for work on the Alen gas export pipeline offshore Equatorial Guinea.
Tenaris said on Tuesday that the contract for work on the 70-kilometer pipeline was awarded by Noble Energy.
The pipeline will be constructed to transport natural gas from the Alen offshore platform to onshore processing facilities on Bioko Island.
According to the company, the project aims to transform the Alen offshore platform into a hub for the development of future Gulf of Guinea gas fields.
Tenaris will produce a total of 21,000 metric tons of line pipe at its Confab welded pipe mill located in Pindamonhangaba, Brazil.
Gregoire Flipo, Tenaris’ VP of offshore pipeline services, said: “We are very excited to be awarded this contract by Noble Energy and we are looking forward to demonstrating Tenaris’s technical strength for this project in Equatorial Guinea.”
The Alen gas project, for which the heads of terms were signed in May last year, is expected to monetize some 600 bcfe gross recoverable gas resources from the Alen gas and condensate field. The field, located in Blocks O and I, has been producing condensate since 2013.
The field includes three production wells and three natural gas injection wells connected to a production platform. Condensate is pumped to the Aseng FPSO for storage and offloading.
The project was officially sanctioned in early April 2019 with first gas expected in the first quarter of 2021.
Noble Energy also signed definitive agreements with Marathon Oil and Equatorial Guinea government to develop the field’s gas resources via Alba Plant LLC’s LPG processing plant and EG LNG’s LNG production facility, both located in Punta Europa island.
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