Expro Group, the New York listed Energy services provider, has won a long-term Production Solutions contract from the Italian explorer ENI for a liquified natural gas (LNG) pre-treatment facility in Congo.
“As initially discussed on the company’s third quarter earnings conference call on November 3, 2022, the 10-year contract is expected to generate more than $300Million of revenue for Expro”, the contractor noted in a press release.
Expro will design, construct, operate and maintain a fast-track onshore LNG pre-treatment facility under a 10-year contract on the ENI operated Marine XII development, located offshore Congo. The facility will be built near the Litchendjili gas plant – which supplies gas to the adjacent Centrale Electrique du Congo (CEC) Pointe-Noire power plant.
The pre-treatment facility will process approximately 80Million standard cubic feet of gas per day (80MMscf/d) and will be tied to one of ENI’s two offshore floating LNG (FLNG) projects, allowing incremental gas production for low carbon electricity generation and enabling the production of LNG to significantly increase from the West Africa area, thereby supporting both the local energy market and increased global demands for LNG.
ENI’s two FLNG projects under development on the Marine XII cluster of fields include (1) 0.6Million tons per annum (MMTPA) capacity project that will utilise the Tango FLNG vessel, with LNG production expected to begin in 2023. (2) A 2.4 MMTPA FLNG facility under construction by Wison Heavy Industry. The two FLNG projects will deliver 3Million tons/year of LNG, (which is over 159Billion cubic feet/year) in 2025. The 2.4 MMTPA FLNG vessel, a 380 metre long and 60 metre wide unit, will be anchored at a water-depth of around 40 metres and will be able to store around 6.5Million cubic feet of LNG and 1.6Million cubic feet of LPGs. Preliminary activities have already started, with long lead items ordered and steel cut of cryogenic tanks occurred on December 20th, 2022.