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Total Awards GOM North Platte Contract  | Rigzone

Total Awards GOM North Platte Contract  | Rigzone

Total E&P USA has awarded Worley the front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for its North Platte field development in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Worley reported Thursday.

As Rigzone reported last month, Total’s North Platte discovery is located in four Garden Banks blocks in approximately 4,265 feet (1,300 meters) of water. The project marks Total’s return to the GOM as an operator. Worley completed the North Platte pre-FEED in August 2019.

“We are delighted to continue supporting Total’s return to Gulf of Mexico operations through the North Platte development,” Karen Sobel, Worley’s group president for Major Projects and Integrated Solutions, commented in a written statement emailed to Rigzone. “This project provides Worley with an opportunity to bring together our complementary capability in both topsides and hull design to offer complete, capital-efficient and lightweight deep-water solutions. It’s an exciting prospect for our customers and our business.”

The plan for the North Platte field development – roughly 171 miles (275 kilometers) offshore Louisiana – comprises a semi-submersible floating production unit (FPU) tied back to eight subsea wells and two subsea drilling units, Total has stated. Worley noted that North Platte’s oil output will likely average 75,000 barrels per day.

Worley stated that its Houston office will lead the North Platte FEED component, receiving support from its Hyderabad office in India. It added that Total expects to make its final investment decision for the project next year.

Total owns a 60-percent interest in North Platte, with Equinor holding the remaining 40 percent.

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