An Eni-led joint venture in Libya has hit the market with a mouthwatering enquiry for a mammoth new platform, tipping the scales at more than 70,000 tonnes.

The fixed platform is the centrepiece of a multi-billion-dollar Mediterranean Sea mega-project called Structures A&E, which will produce 760 million cubic feet per day of gas and 30,000 barrels per day of condensate and oil, with associated carbon dioxide piped onshore for storage.

Mellitah Oil & Gas — a 50:50 joint venture between Eni and Libya’s state player National Oil Corporation (NOC) — has released pre-qualification documents for the platform, whose 24,000-tonne, 55-metre-high deck will sit atop a 44,000-tonne jacket that will be piled into position above the E Structure.