L&T Valdel Engineering Limited (LTV), the engineering group of Larsen & Toubro Limited’s upstream oil and gas operating company, provides engineering services for oil and gas projects including well head and process platforms, floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facilities, pipeline systems, and drilling rigs. More than 600 employees in India and the UAE have completed over 500 projects worldwide.
LTV client Tullow Ghana Limited and partners were developing a Tweneboa, Enyenra, and Ntomme (TEN) discovery in the Deepwater Tano (DWT) block off the coast of Ghana, West Africa. The client chose MODEC International to serve as the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor for a very large crude carrier (VLCC) conversion for the project.
The facility provides production and treatment of 80,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil, 65,000 bpd of produced water (non-concurrent), and 180 million cubic feet per day of gas. MODEC in turn awarded LTV the detail design engineering contract for the FPSO vessels.
LTV’s assignment included seven pipe rack modules and 18 modules with 209 pieces of equipment that included compressors, pumps, separators, and exchangers. Piping diameters ranged from 3/4 inch to 36 inches.
LTV received the first place 2015 CAESAR II Drivers of Success Award for its use of the software. The annual Drivers of Success competition recognizes innovative applications of Intergraph products, impressive project results and significant benefits from collaboration among disciplines and the integration of the products.