Total to award contracts in Argentina

USHUAIA, March 30, 2018 – Total has received proposals for four separate works for its USD 1-billion Fenix development offshore Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego province, international media reported Thursday.

The French super-major will grant one dredging contract, one for the installation of a 74-kilometre pipeline, and two others related to the fabrication and installation of offshore platform topsides, deck and jacket. Total is expected to announce the winners in April.


Consisting of an unmanned fixed platform installed in 70 metres of water, Fenix will be designed similarly to Total’s nearby Vega Pléyade development, which began producing gas in February 2016. Gas will be evacuated from the structure to the Río Cullen processing plant via a 77-kilometre pipeline.

Total has said that Fenix will be developed in three phases. During the first, Fenix will produce around 10 mcm (353 mcf) of gas per day through three dry-tree gas wells with a hydrate inhibitor. The next stage will entail connecting three subsea wells to two pre-installed risers, while the final phase will see the connection of a compression platform.

The Fenix field is located in the Total-operated CMA-I block, which also contains the offshore Carina, Hidra and Aries fields, as well as the onshore Cañadon Alfa and Ara fields.

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