BP hits FLNG milestone at GTA play in Mauritania and Senegal

BP hits FLNG milestone at GTA play in Mauritania and Senegal


DAKAR, January 11, 2024 – Golar LNG has delivered its giant FLNG to BP’s offshore Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) project in Mauritania and Senegal, the marine LNG infrastructure company announced on Wednesday.

The Gimi FLNG will be moored offshore Tenerife while waiting to be connected to the gas pipeline at the development.

“Golar is pleased to see that the FLNG Gimi has arrived at the GTA field offshore Mauritania and Senegal, her home for the next 20 years,” said Karl-Fredrik Staubo, CEO of Golar LNG.

The GTA project was originally expected to begin production in 2023 but was met with delays in its pipelaying operations.


The development is located 120 kilometres from the shore in water depths of 2,850 metres.

The first phase of the project is under development, which will export gas to Golar LNG’s FPSO.

The gas will be processed and separated on the vessel before being delivered to a floating offshore facility located 10 kilometres from the shore.

Production of around 2.3 million tonnes of LNG per year is estimated for when the first phase is complete.

The second phase is expected to produce between 2.5 million tonnes and 3 million tonnes of LNG per year.

BP is the operator of the GTA project alongside independent Kosmos Energy and Société des pétroles du Sénégal and Société Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures, the NOCs of Senegal and Mauritania, respectively.