Kosmos Energy has revealed that the start-up of the BP-operated (BP.L) Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) gas project offshore Senegal and Mauritania could slip into the second quarter of 2024.
BP last week said that the project was 90% complete and is expected to start production in the first quarter, slightly later than originally planned after BP replaced the contractor for its sub sea pipeline system.
The Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) for the GTA project is en route to the field and is expected to arrive in the first quarter of next year, Kosmos said in its third quarter earnings results.
Kosmos said that the timing of production start-up now depends on the arrival, hook-up and commissioning of the FPSO as well as the floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility.
“The delivery of first gas in the first quarter of 2024 depends on the execution of this work stream, which has the potential to slip into the second quarter of 2024.”