MODEC commissioned MAN Energy Solutions to supply a total of six compressor trains for a new FPSO vessel in the Gulf of Mexico
MODEC has commissioned MAN Energy Solutions to supply a total of six compressor trains for a new FPSO vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said in its release.
The compressor trains are to be used in gas production on a new FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) vessel, which will be supplied, owned and operated by MODEC, a leading Japanese offshore oil and gas production service provider. The FPSO will be deployed in the offshore Area 1 block, about ten kilometers off the coast of Mexico at a water depth approximately 32 meters. A consortium of two companies including Eni Mexico as operator and Qatar Petroleum owns area 1 block.
The total order comprises six centrifugal compressor trains: three medium-/high pressure (MP/HP) and two low pressure (LP) as well as one fuel gas compressor train with one single stage centrifugal compressor driven by a fixed speed electric motor. The MP/HP compressor trains consist of three intercooled two-stage centrifugal compressors driven by a fixed speed electric motor, while the LP compressor trains consist of two single stage centrifugal compressors driven by a variable speed electric motor. All compression systems will be designed, manufactured and tested by MAN Energy Solutions in Zurich (Switzerland).
The high-end machines will be ready for installation in the FPSO in February 2020. Once they are in operation, the compression systems will help maintaining the pressure of ENI’s Area 1 field, thus maximizing the quantity and efficiency of gas production. The FPSO will be capable of processing a total of 90,000 barrels of crude oil per day and 75 million cubic feet of gas per day. The first production is scheduled for 2021.