Israel’s Leviathan Field Development Progress

Noble Energy awarded Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield services provider, a contract for the provision of a measurement and control system for the Leviathan project offshore Israel.

Schlumberger said in its second quarter financial report that the valves and measurement system would include two large, multi-run metering skids, Caldon gas and liquid ultrasonic custody transfer meters.

Also, the services provider would supply a bi-directional prover, and a building to house multiple natural gas component analyzers and supervisory control systems.

Noble Energy is the operator of the Leviathan development with a 39.66 percent working interest. Other interest owners are Delek Drilling with 22.67 percent, Avner Oil Exploration with 22.67 percent, and Ratio Oil Exploration Limited Partnership with the remaining 15 percent.

The development was sanctioned by the operator and its Israeli partner in late February.

As far as the Leviathan development concept is concerned, it will include four subsea wells, each capable of flowing more than 300 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of natural gas. The field as a whole has been estimated to hold around 22 Tcf of gas. Production will be gathered at the field and delivered via two 73-mile flowlines to a fixed platform, with full processing capabilities, located six miles offshore.

The Leviathan platform will have an initial deck weight of 22,000 tons. The approved development plan allows for future expansion from its initial 1.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) capacity to 2.1 Bcf/d.

The first phase of development of the Leviathan is expected to cost around $3.75 billion, and first gas from the field is expected by the end of 2019.

 

Source: Offshore Energy