Australia Offshore Oil

Australia Offshore Oil

OilWoodside Petroleum Ltd, Perth has let for contracts for the front-end engineering and design phase of its proposed Scarborough gas development on the Exmouth Plateau off Western Australia.

McDermott Australia Pty.Ltd. has contract to undertake engineering studies for the floating production unit. It includes the option to move forward from an engineering to procurement and construction phase contract.

Subsea Integration Alliance a consortium of OneSubsea Australia Pty. Ltd. And Subsea 7 Australia Contracting Pty. Ltd. Has been giving the task to undertake engineering studies for subsea umbilical risers and flowlines. They have the option to move forward with engineering, procurement to the construction and installation phase contract

The third contract was awarded to Saipme Australia Pty. Ltd for export trunk line engineering support services with the option to execute line pipe coating and installation activities

The fourth contract was awarded to Intecsea Pty. Ltd. For export trunk line engineering Woodside Chief Executive Officer Peter Coleman said the Scarborough project schedule targets a final investment decision in 2020.

The company preferred concept for the development of th e7.3-tcf (2C0 Scarborough gas resource is through offshore facilities connected by a 430km export pipeline to the Burrup Peninsula and expanded onshore at the Pluto LNG plant.

The proposed offshore development will comprise 12 subsea production wells tied back to a semisubmersible platform moored in 900m of water closed to the field.

The actual field is located between 950-1,400m of water, it was discovered in 1979 by ExxonMobil Corp and BHP Petroleum.

Woodside has 75% interest in Scarborough field following a $444 million acquisition of ExxonMobil’s interest in March 2018