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Longitude Engineering wins engineering contract for Egypt offshore field

The WDDM concession is located around 90 km offshore Egypt. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

Exploration & Production

Independent engineering consultancy Longitude Engineering, part of ABL Group, has been awarded a contract to provide detailed design and engineering services for the subsea development of Phase-X at Egypt’s West Delta Deep Marine concession, part of the Burullus Gas Field in the Mediterranean Sea

The West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) concession is located around 90 km offshore Egypt, on the north-western part of the Nile Delta, where significant gas volumes have been discovered in numerous fields and reservoirs. These reservoirs have been progressively developed to maintain current and future gas supplies to the Egyptian domestic market and the Egyptian Liquefied Natural Gas (ELNG) plant. BG Egypt, the operator, holds a 50% interest, while the remaining 50% interest is held by Petronas. Burullus Gas Company, a joint-venture (JV) of EGPC (50%), BG Egypt (25%) and Petronas (25%), carries out the operations on behalf of the WDDM partners.

Burullus Gas Company is continuing the expansion of the WDDM facilities through WDDm Phase-X, the current phase of the development. This includes three subsea wells to supplement the existing 70 wells currently in production, at water depth ranging from 450m to 660m.

Various phases

Longitude’s design and engineering services will cover various phases of the project starting with the vessel assurance for cable laying operations, the detailed design of cable routing and crossing, jumpers design and the development of the project’s related safety studies to support the cable and jumper installation. Longitude will also provide the verification and development of fabrication and assurance drawings and reports in connection with mud mats and a new jumper design.

Longitude will deliver the services as subcontractor to the awarded EPIC contractor and vessel owner Petroleum Marine Services (PMS).

"We are delighted to collaborate with PMS to provide the detailed design and engineering support for this deep water project. We believe that the project highlights our ability to quickly develop and manage remote teams, ensuring client expectations are met through the lifecycle of the project," said Daniel McGowan, offshore project director at Longitude Engineering.