McDermott secures EPCI contract for Manatee gas project
McDermott International on November 28 announced today that it had received a limited notice to proceed (LNTP) for an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract from Shell Trinidad and Tobago for the Manatee gas field development project. The project is located off the east coast of Trinidad and Tobago.
The LNTP is subject to Shell making a final investment decision (FID). Upon FID, the Manatee project scope will encompass the design, procurement, fabrication, transportation, installation, and commissioning of a wellhead platform, offshore and onshore gas pipelines. The company did not disclose the value of the deal.
The Manatee field is a conventional gas development that will supply both domestic and export markets once commissioned. McDermott’s work on the project is expected to begin in 2024 and be completed in 2026.
The field is part of the cross-border Loran-Manatee discovery, shared by Trinidad and Venezuela. The field holds about 10 trillion ft3 of natural gas, with 7.3 trillion ft3 on Venezuela's side and the remaining 2.7 trillion ft3 on Trinidad's side.