KBR has been awarded a contract by Statoil Tanzania AS (Statoil) to perform pre-front end engineering and design (pre-FEED) studies for a prospective liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Tanzania, East Africa.
The pre-FEED study is designed to help Statoil further assess the viability of developing an LNG facility to export natural gas from this East African region. The project is expected to be completed during 2013.
Melkøya base-load plant
Separately, Statoil has decided to cancel cancels plans for expansion of its LNG plant at Melkøya because the current gas discoveries do not provide a sufficient basis for further capacity expansion.
Over the last eighteen months, the Snøhvit license partners have carried out studies for the expansion of the gas export capacity from Melkøya. The increased capacity would enable the accelerated gas production of increased reserves in the Snøhvit license, together with existing discoveries in the area.
The Snøhvit license will in the immediate future focus on optimising and upgrading the existing LNG facility on Melkøya (Train I) and further developing Snøhvit through phases 2 – 4 for Train I.
Adapted from press releases by Peter Farrell.
Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/liquid-natural-gas/03102012/statoil-awards-pre-feed-contract-for-tanzania-plant125/