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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.

Award of the Drilling Contractor

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.

Award of the Logistics Base

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.

Award of Helicopter Services

Helicopter services are needed to undertake the following activities:

  • To transport workforce including crew change from Beirut Airport to the drillship operating in Block 4.
  • To undertake Medical Evacuation (Medevac) in case of emergencies. And for other needed aerial duties such as equipment transfer. 

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.

Award of Drilling and Cement Services

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.

List of service companies (Subcontractors) and their Beneficial Owners

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:

  • List of service companies (Subcontractors) and their Beneficial Owners during the execution of 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

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