26 June, 2012
Petrofac, the international oil & gas service provider, has been awarded a fast track front end engineering design (FEED) project offshore the Côte d’Ivoire.
Petrofac’s Engineering & Consulting Services (ECS) team based in Woking, UK will undertake the work on the Gazelle field in Block C1-202 on behalf of Rialto Energy (Rialto) and Société Nationale d’Opérations Pétrolières de la Côte d’Ivoire (PETROCI). Rialto is operator of the block and holds an 85% interest, while PETROCI hold the balance.
The contract is expected to be completed in October and at its peak will involve a team of 75 personnel. The FEED will support the award of the early engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning contracts for both the offshore platform and offshore and onshore pipelines, which are expected to be awarded by the end of the year.
Martin Barnes, General Manager for ECS Woking commented: “This is an extremely intense FEED schedule and I look forward to the team delivering a high quality product for Rialto and PETROCI. In carrying out this work we are also able to draw on the extensive capability of our subsea pipeline consulting and engineering services business, KW Ltd, which differentiates and adds significant value to our offer. Strategically, the project also represents an important offshore reference for us in the West African market.”