World’s largest deepwater oil processing project

Fluor Corporation and AMEC have announced that their Fluor Daniel/AMEC alliance (AFD) has been named by Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea as its subcontractor to design and manage a major portion of what will be the world’s largest deepwater crude oil production facility. The operator will be Esso Exploration Angola Ltd, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Corporation. AFD will provide engineering and procurement assistance for the topsides and project management services for the floating production, storage and offloading facility located off the coast of the West African nation of Angola. The FPSO will have a processing target of 250,000 barrels per day and a storage capacity of more than 2.2 million barrels. With production expected in 2004, the USD 3 billion world-class Kizomba A Development project in Angola’s Block 15 has recoverable resources of approximately 1 billion barrels of oil. Kizomba A will develop discoveries in water depths of 3,300 – 4,200 feet. AFD will carry out the design work and provide overall programme management services from Fluor’s Houston facility. Fabrication and integration of the hull and topsides will be executed by Hyundai at its facility in Ulsan, South Korea, and then transported to the site for installation.

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