BP is fast approaching start-up of its Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) natural gas project offshore Mauritania and Senegal after the development was plagued with delays and the replacement of a key contractor.

Addressing analysts in conference call on Tuesday morning after the release of its third-quarter results, BP’s interim chief executive office Murray Auchincloss said the UK supermajor is focused on pushing phase one of GTA online.