Pete i've been away since middle of 2014 when they stopped the exploration drilling, but when i left they where in the throws of announcing the area where the LNG plant would be built - but no mention of the contractor etc. that was still in the tender stage.
From what I gather it was BG along with Statoil that would build the plant, i did see the organogram of the management to team that would over see the project - but obviously this will all change now that the shell T/O has been accepted etc.
when i left first gas was being spoken about ( 2022). but lead time for subsea equipment can take a considerable amount of time, and i believe they'll be back drilling Q4 of this year.
Plus the port of Mtwara is presently undergoing quay extension to service more vessels. it will be a BIG project once in full swing...
i assume Bechtel are in the frame for the FEED given the history with both BG & shell on LNG builds. Parsons got the EG process FEED, which was an interesting move (but everything about EG is interesting!). have you heard anything on this?
thanks for that info. i have not posted on here before - your description of the "cliff"is spot on that described to me by a very senior oil man (not ophr!) i met up with before x-mass. i understood there where 3 canyons, the one you describe being the worst?
have you any view of shells view of the scheme?
i think 2024 is better estimate of start up date- you any view?
Pete having spent 4 years in Mtwara (first of the few to arrive in 2010 till 2014) on this project, i can assure you they want to bring the gas onshore - twin LNG trains etc. a seabed survey was carried out 2013 which identified a route to bring the lines ashore at Lindi - your right it's a tricky task, as you climb from 2000ft sea floor to 150 ft in the space of a few hundred yards. which effectively gives you an underwater cliff face, but they found gully that will allow the passage of pipelines over a more graded slope.
And the Tanzanians will want an LNG plant - thats a guarantee.
Datafeed and UK data supplied by NBTrader and Digital Look.
While London South East do their best to maintain the high quality of the information displayed on this site,
we cannot be held responsible for any loss due to incorrect information found here. All information is provided free of charge, 'as-is', and you use it at your own risk.
The contents of all 'Chat' messages should not be construed as advice and represent the opinions of the authors, not those of London South East Limited, or its affiliates.
London South East does not authorise or approve this content, and reserves the right to remove items at its discretion.