Senegal/Mauritania: GTA gas project 58% complete

Par ediallo - 10 May, 2021 - 17:55

The maritime border between Senegal and Mauritania is home to a vast gas concession known as Greater Tortue Ahmeyim. It is one of the largest energy projects in the Gulf of Guinea. Revenues from the sale of the gas will be shared between the two countries.

On Monday, Kosmos Energy, BP's partner on the Senegal-Mauritania gas, announced that the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) Phase 1 development was 58% complete in the first quarter.

The project is scheduled to be delivered in 2023 for the start of LNG production the same year. The company expects Phase 1 to be 80% complete by the end of the year.

This information was provided in the company's operational and financial update for the first quarter.

The company also reported that significant progress has been made on all major construction projects, including the FPSO, floating LNG vessel, central terminal (concrete breakwater) and subsea infrastructure.

Once operational, the GTA platform will produce 2.5 million tons of liquefied natural gas per year, with total gas resources in the field estimated at approximately 15 trillion cubic feet.This will be the first major natural gas liquefaction project in the MSGBC basin.

Greater Tortue Ahmeyim will supply gas for export as well as for the domestic market in both countries, including power generation.

In addition, the company also plans to launch drilling programs for two wells in Ghana and three wells in Equatorial Guinea this year.

Olivier de Souza