PERTH – ConocoPhillips Australia, as operator of the Barossa joint venture, has awarded the first Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the Barossa offshore project.
Technip Oceania Pty Ltd (TFMC) has been awarded a contract to supply the Subsea Production System (SPS) and associated SPS installation support.
The Barossa offshore gas and light condensate project is currently in the front-end engineering design (FEED) phase. Subject to commercial arrangements being agreed, Barossa will provide a new source of gas to the existing Darwin LNG facility when the current offshore gas supply from Bayu-Undan is exhausted.
Barossa’s offshore development concept includes a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility, SPS and gas export pipeline, located in Commonwealth waters 300 kilometres north of Darwin.
Award of the SPS EPC contract follows earlier awards in June 2018 of Barossa FEED engineering design contracts for the FPSO, subsea infrastructure and gas export pipeline.
ConocoPhillips Australia West President Chris Wilson said the award of the SPS EPC contract was another significant step in positioning Barossa as a leading candidate to extend the life of the Darwin LNG facility for another two decades.
“This award represents a significant milestone in the Barossa Project. The SPS facilities include critical, long lead time equipment which is required to be ordered prior to a final investment decision in order to meet the project schedule,” Mr. Wilson said.
“We continue to focus on strong cost discipline with all our selected contractors, developing the certainty of cost, schedule and execution planning required to compete in our global portfolio and support a final investment decision.”
Barossa would meet future global demand for natural gas and contribute significant income, employment and other benefits to the Northern Territory and Australia through continued operation of the Darwin LNG facility.
The Industry Capability Network has been engaged by ConocoPhillips to assist with Australian vendor identification for the Barossa Offshore Project. To register for potential opportunities visit barossaoffshore.icn.org.au
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About the Barossa Offshore Project
The Barossa joint venturers are ConocoPhillips Australia Barossa Pty Ltd (operator, 37.5%), SK E&S Australia Pty Ltd (37.5%) and Santos Offshore Pty Ltd (25.0%). The offshore development area encompasses petroleum retention lease NT/RL5 and potential future phased development in the smaller Caldita Field to the south in retention lease NT/RL6. Gas would be exported to Darwin LNG via a new export pipeline tied into the existing Bayu-Darwin Pipeline, subject to agreement with the infrastructure owners.
ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 17 countries, $71 billion of total assets, and approximately 10,800 employees as of March 31, 2019. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,318 MBOED for the three months ended March 31, 2019, and proved reserves were 5.3 BBOE as of Dec. 31, 2018. For more information go to www.conocophillips.com.au.
ConocoPhillips’ Australia and Timor-Leste portfolio includes the Bayu-Undan field in the Joint Petroleum Development Area of the Timor Sea, Darwin LNG facility in the Northern Territory and Australia Pacific LNG facility in Queensland as well as exploration and appraisal projects in northern Australia including Caldita-Barossa and Greater Poseidon.
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