AMEC HAS BEEN selected by Chevron subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Ltd (CABGOC) to perform front-end engineering design (FEED) for a significant portion of the Mafumeira Sul development project, offshore Cabinda Province.
The contract, the value of which has not been announced, is expected to run until mid-2011.
The Mafumeira Sul Project will include a central production platform complex of three platforms, two bridges and a flare tower. Oil and liquefied petroleum gas will be exported to the Malongo Oil Terminal and the Sanha floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, respectively. The project is located in the Mafumeira field, Block 0, in water depths ranging from 46 m to 49 m, and will provide for future development of additional fields in the Southern Malongo area.
"We are pleased to continue our seven-year collaboration with Chevron and CABGOC," said Terrance Ivers, president of AMEC's Houston-based oil and gas business, which will manage the work executed in both Luanda and Houston through Paragon Angola. "Our previous and existing experience working on the Area A Gas Management and Sanha Condensate projects proved valuable in securing the pre-FEED and FEED work for this project."
Ivers noted that the new contract also will boost AMEC's recent commitments to sustainable local content for Angolan oil and gas projects.
"AMEC and Paragon Angola have provided steadily increasing proportions of Angolan personnel on projects for international operators in the expanding West African energy market," said Ivers. "The Mafumeira Sul project will benefit from this experience, especially when combined with our in-country technical training initiatives."
Simon Naylor, president of AMEC's Natural Resources Americas business, added: "This award, while continuing our successful relationship with delivering projects for Chevron and in Angola, further strengthens AMEC's position and experience portfolio in the development of offshore facilities, following on from recent deepwater awards in the Gulf of Mexico and offshore Brazil."