The LLOG Exploration development of the Salamanca production facility comprises a floating production unit (FPU) which will be created from the refurbishment of a former Gulf of Mexico production facility that was previously decommissioned. The FPU will serve as the collection point for production from the joint development of Leon discovery and Castile discovery, both located in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico in Keathley Canyon. The FPU will have a capacity of 60,000 barrels of oil per day and 40 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.
By modifying a previously built production unit, the time and cost to refurbish the unit will be greatly reduced. Additionally, the project has a significantly positive Environmental, Social, and Governance impact as it reuses an existing unit compared with abandonment of the unit, while also accomplishing approximately a 70% reduction in emissions impact compared to the construction of a new unit.
The Milestone Construction Management Group will perform all topsides and hull construction management and the Inspection Group will perform all equipment packages/skids for the project.