In order to support safe and timely execution of petroleum activities, the consortium represented by the Right Holder Operator Total E&P Liban s.a.l. conducted a competitive call for several tenders in compliance with Article 157 of the PAR and Article 27 of the EPA. These tenders are related to the mobilization of a drilling contractor, the provision of a logistics base and associated services, helicopter services, and drilling fluids to name a few.
In order to ensure that drilling activities are scheduled on time while meeting the technical specifications, the Right Holder Operator Total E&P Liban launched a tender in May 2019 to mobilise a drillship.
The Operator has performed an environmental, contractual, technical and commercial assessment of several offers, leading to the selection of a preferred bidder to whom the drill ship was awarded in August 2019.
The award went to the Vantage Drilling Africa, and the drillship that is mobilized to drill the first offshore well in block 4 is Tungsten Explorer.
According to the drilling contract and as per article 27.2 of the EPA, such a contract is considered a major one and therefore required the Minister of Energy and Water’s approval, which was granted in September 2019.
A logistics base (supply base) is needed to receive, prepare, store and ship equipment from the base to the Drilling Vessel (Tungsten Explorer) operating in Block 4 offshore Lebanon. The supply base is located at the Port of Beirut.
The contract was awarded in September 2019 to the Lebanese Company Fast Bollore Logistics and the contractor obtained the required authorization to operate from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.
Helicopter services are needed to undertake the following activities:
As a result, a contract for the provision of helicopter services was awarded in September 2019 to Heli Union, which obtained the required authorizations to operate from the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation.
The consortium represented by the Right Holder Operator Total E&P Liban s.a.l., conducted a competitive call for tender for the provision of drilling fluids and cement services in Lebanon.
The storage, supply, and use of such fluids is essential and critical for the drilling activities.
Baker Hughes was awarded the contract in October 2019 and is responsible for mobilizing the workforce and equipment needed for the liquid mud plant.
Schlumberger was awarded the contract of the provision of cement services in October 2019 to mobilize, procure, and install the Cement Bulk Plant.
The Lebanese Petroleum Administration is publishing the list of service companies (Subcontractors) with the names of their Beneficial Owners. These companies have been contracted by the Operator Total E&P Liban SAL during the execution of drilling activities related to the Exploration Well in Block 4 of the Lebanese Offshore. The Operator has provided the Lebanese Petroleum Administration with this list according to the Law no. 84/2018 (Law enhancing Transparency in the Petroleum Sector). The Operator has been fully compliant with applicable laws while contracting these companies through a competitive bidding process in order to award the services pertaining to drilling activities related to the Exploration Well in Block 4:
|Item||Contractor||Scope||Final Beneficial Owners|
|1||PGS Geophysical As||Seismic Data Reprocessing||PGS ASA, a public listed company|
|2||Keran Liban SAL||Environmental Baseline Survey||Yves Gillet, Christophe Dalichampt, Thierry Delaunay, Giles Warot, Patrick Ligeard, Jean-François Commaille, FCPI PLC|
|3||RSK Environmental Limited||Environmental and Societal Impact Assessment||RSK Group is owned by employees|
|4||Hydrocarbon Products Company SAL – HYPCO||Purchase of Marine Gas Oil||Mohammad Bassatne, Karim Bassatne, Reem Bassatne, Fouad Ounsi, Oumayma Bassatne, Khaled Bassatne, Raed Bassatne, Bashir Bassatne, Riad Bassatne, Wael Bassatne, Malek Bassatne, Tarek Bassatne, Adib Bassatne, Aliaa Bassatne, Omar Bassatne, Ali Bassatne, Aya Bassatne, Bahaeddine Bassatne, Walid Bassatne, Elie Farran, Ghazi Koraytem, Haytham Al Sioufi|
|5||Heli-Union SA||Helicopter services for crew change and medical evacuation||Patrick Molis, Marie-Laure Breard, Michel Moreau|
|6||Vantage Drilling Africa||Drilling Rig Services||Vantage Drilling International, a public listed company|
|7||Schlumberger Lebanon Ltd SARL||Drilling and Acquisition Services Cementing||Schlumberger, a public listed company|
|8||Baker Hughes Lebanon SAL||Fluids and Waste Management Services||Baker Hughes, a GE company, GE is a public listed company|
|9||Frank’s International West Africa (BVI) Limited – Lebanon Branch||Tubular Running Services||Frank’s International, a public listed company|
|10||Geolog Surface Logging DMCC (Lebanon Branch)||Mud Logging Services||Antonio Calleri, Richard Calleri|
|11||Fast Bolloré Logistics SAL||Logistic Base and Associated Services||Bolloré S.A. a public listed company, Alain Harfouche, Fouad Fakih|
|12||Fugro GB (North) Marine Limited||Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) Services and Rig Positioning||Fugro, a public listed company|
|13-A||Vroon Offshore Services SRL||Support Vessels Services||Vroon Family, mainly Francesco Doroteo Vroon|
|13-B||SAMI Levant SARL||Support Vessels Services||Yasser Nasrallah, Fares Nasrallah, Iyad Nasrallah, Marwan Nasrallah, Carla Bounader Nasrallah, Ramez Bounader|
|14||TOTAL E&P Well Response||Well Response – OSRL WWC||Total SA, a public listed company|
|15||TOTAL E&P Mexico||Well Head and Conductor Pipes||Total SA, a public listed company|
|16||TOTAL E&P Guyane Française||Oil Country Tubular Goods – OCTG and Liner Hanger||Total SA, a public listed company|
|17||FMC Technologies Limited||Well Head – Access Fee||TechnipFMC, a public listed company|
|18||Grant Prideco (S) Pte Ltd||Conductor Pipes – NOV||NOV, a public listed company|
|19||Vallourec Oil and Gas France||OCTG||Vallourec SA, a public listed company|
|20||Wild Well Control||Magnetization of OCTG||Superior Energy Services Inc., a public listed company|
|21||Commercial Insurance||Well Insurance||Max Zaccar, Myriam Zaccar, Anne-Marie Zeidan, Roger Zaccar|
|22||Halliburton Overseas Limited Kuwait||Liner Hanger – Services||Halliburton, a public listed company|
|23||FMC Kongsberg Services Ltd||Well Head – Services||TechnipFMC, a public listed company|
|24||V.T.S. Vasiliko Terminals Ltd||OSCP Material on request||Reginos Tsanos, Joseph Hadjihannas|
|25||Hotel-Dieu de France||Medical Evacuation||French Republic|