Exploration & Production

Clock ticking on FID for Fortuna FLNG

Ophir Energy is under pressure to take an FID on the Fortuna FLNG project in Equatorial Guinea before it loses its gas supplies Ophir Energy is under pressure to take an FID on the Fortuna FLNG project in Equatorial Guinea before it loses its gas supplies.
By Verity Ratcliffe 15 May 2018 0 30853
Ophir Energy exploration in East Africa Ophir Energy exploration in East Africa. (Ophir Energy)

Ophir Energy has said it aims to make an FID on the Fortuna FLNG project in Equatorial Guinea by the end of this year. It is under pressure to reach the landmark sooner as its licence for offshore Block R – which will supply gas for the project – is due to expire in December and the government is already threatening to pursue other options.

The energy ministry will soon start considering alternatives such as securing its own FLNG vessel, bringing in a...