Sailaway for GTA FPSO Expected by Year-End

FPSO will feed gas from GTA development to nearby FLNG infrastructure.

GTA project map

A BP executive told conference goers in Senegal recently that the FPSO destined for that country’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) gas project is expected to leave China prior to year-end. BP Executive Vice President for Production and Operations Gordon Birrell added that the first phase of the GTA project is 80% complete. The main function of the FPSO will be to remove water and condensate and reduce impurities in the gas stream before exporting processed gas to a nearby FLNG facility and domestic gas offtake.

BP and Kosmos Energy are leading the development of GTA and Yakaar-Teranga, Senegal’s first natural gas projects. GTA straddles the border between Senegal and Mauritania. Phase 1 of the planned development is expected to start delivering gas by the end of 2023.

Birrell added that BP is in discussions with Senegal and Mauritania about GTA’s second phase and other projects in both countries, but did not get into specifics, according to Reuters.

Phase two should double expected production from 2.5 to 5.0 mtpa.