Exploration & Production

Golar wins Tortue FLNG amid unitisation uncertainty

The selection of an FLNG provider for the West African project is a welcome boost for the venture, but some questions remain The selection of an FLNG provider for the West African project is a welcome boost for the venture, but some questions remain.
By Fatima Sadouki and Felix Janvrin 23 April 2018 0 30544
Macky Sall, president of Senegal Senegalese President Macky Sall. (PA)

BP’s selection of Golar LNG as a vessel provider for the Tortue gas project offshore Mauritania and Senegal comes as lingering uncertainty over the format of a technical unitisation agreement between the countries continues to weigh on progress. 

The agreement between BP and Golar, which was announced on 19 April, followed BP’s award of a FEED contract to UK-based TechnipFMC for the project’s FPSO earlier last week

With an FID widely expected before the end of the year, the Tortue/Ahmeyim field...