June 19, 2008
AMEC Paragon Contributes to Successful Installation of Chevron’s Takula Gas Processing Platform
AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, announced today that subsidiary AMEC Paragon made significant contributions to the successful installation of the Takula Gas Processing Platform (TGPP), which recently has been completed in Block 0 offshore Angola.
Located in approximately 186 feet (57 meters) of water, TGPP is the newest platform to be installed by Chevron subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited (CABGOC) for the Cabinda Association.The project is a highlight of CABGOC's long-term Area A Gas Management (AAGM) Program to reduce the routine flaring of produced gas - both onshore and offshore. As engineering contractor to CABGOC, AMEC Paragon provided front-end engineering design services for the AAGM Program, followed by detailed engineering and procurement assistance to Samsung Heavy Industries for the TGPP, which was built at the Samsung Geoje shipyard, South Korea.
"TGPP represents a major accomplishment for the Area A project as it will provide additional compression and gas sweetening in Block 0," said Chevron Project Manager Bob King. "AMEC Paragon's comprehensive detailed design work streamlined the material procurement and fabrication phases of the project and contributed to safe and successful platform installation. We look forward to commissioning and start-up during the third quarter of 2008."
Terrance Ivers, President of AMEC Paragon, added: "Our work helped ensure the efficiency of the offshore installation effort, including integration with the existing infrastructure. We also have worked in close collaboration with Chevron to support its Incident and Injury-Free (IFF) program over the past six years, leading to the TGPP project's success and have supported other CABGOC flare reduction projects in Area A since 2003."
Bridge-linked to an existing platform, TGPP is a single-train facility designed as a 5,000-metric ton, single-lift modular deck with facilities to process approximately 100 million standard cubic feet per day (scf/d) of sour gas for injection and delivery to the new onshore Cabinda Gas Plant.
AMEC is a focused supplier of high-value consultancy, engineering and project management services to the world's energy, power and process industries. With annual revenues of over GBP 2.3 billion ($4.6 billion US), AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers. AMEC's Natural Resources, Power and Process and Earth and Environmental businesses employ approximately 22,000 people in more than 30 countries globally. AMEC shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange where the company is listed in the Oil Equipment and Services sector (LSE:AMEC.L). www.amec.com
AMEC Paragon is AMEC's hub for oil and gas operations based in Houston, Texas, providing engineering, materials management, and construction management services to the oil and gas, pipeline, and midstream industries. Specialties include onshore and offshore production facilities, onshore and offshore pipelines, floating production and subsea systems, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG facilities), alternative fuels facilities, stranded gas applications and heavy oil treatment facilities. Employing more than 650 people, AMEC Paragon has completed more than 4,000 projects in 30 countries for over 260 clients. www.amecparagon.com