Houston-based Cobalt International Energy has slashed 25% of cost estimates for its delayed pre-salt Cameia oil project in Block 21 off Angola. Modec and SBM Offshore are known to be the two key contenders to supply the FPSO for the project, although the FPSO and other contracts could be re-bid based on new specifications.
Seven companies (MISC, Yinson, Bumi Armada, M3nergy, and Sapurakencana, Modec, Emas) are preparing for a tender issued by Husky Energy and JV partner CNOOC Ltd for the provision of a FPU, to be located on the MDA field in the Madura Strait offshore Indonesia. Technical bids are due for submission in March.
Modec, Floatec, and possibly Aker Solutions and Wood Group Mustang have received bid documents for the supply of a tension-leg wellhead platform bound for Talisman Energy’s Ca Rong Do (Red Emperor) oil and gas project in Vietnam. Talisman’s intends to award the TLP contract in Q3 this year.
Talisman Energy has run a pre-qualifaction exercise for FPSO suppliers for Vietnam’s Ca Rong Da project. MODEC, SBM, Bumi Arama and Yinson are on the list. Invitation for bidding should be issued in early 2015.
Petrobras will launch in late November separate tenders for the contracting of one 60,000-bpd FPSO to be deployed at the Maromba heavy oil field in the Campos basin and one 100,000-bpd floater to serve a new ultra-deepwater complex in the Sergipe-Alagoas basin. It is unclear yet if SBM will be able to participate in these two new tenders.
Modec-Schahin consortium has submitted the lowest bid to supply Petrobras with an FPSO for the Tartaruga Verde and Tartaruga Mestica light oil complex, offering a dayrate of $779,298. The second-placed bid, a dayrate of $1.008m, was placed by UTC Engenharia and Bumi Armada. OOG and Teekay declined to bid, having already submitted the best offer for the Libra EWT FPSO.
Two groups are about to submit FEED study to Inpex for the Abadi FLNG project offshore Indonesia. The two groups are JGC, Technip, MODEC and Samsung Heavy Industries versus Saipem, Chiyoda, SBM, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Rekayasa Industri and Tripatra.