Engineering, procurement, and construction services company, SNC-Lavalin (SNC), has signed two sub-contracts to support the development of a floating production unit on Woodside’s proposed Scarborough gas field development project in Western Australia.
Woodside is proposing to develop the Scarborough gas resource, located in the Carnarvon Basin, approximately 375 kilometres west-northwest of the Burrup Peninsula in Western Australia.
The new offshore facilities would initially have seven high-rate, subsea gas wells tied back to a semi-submersible floating production unit moored in 900 metres of water close to the Scarborough field.
Gas would be transported by an approximately 430-kilometre pipeline to onshore processing infrastructure on the Burrup Peninsula.
Under the two contracts, SNC-Lavalin will provide front end engineering design support for the semi-submersible hull and mooring, model testing scoping and supervision, and ancillary scopes.
SNC-Lavalin is also expected to provide overall technical safety, formal safety assessment and risk engineering services to support the engineering design activities for the project.
The two contracts will be executed by SNC-Lavalin’s Houston Offshore Engineering subsidiary and its Atkins business in Western Australia.
Both scopes have the option to extend to detailed design engineering subject to the Scarborough Joint Venture reaching a final investment decision targeted for 2020.
Craig Muir, President, Resources, SNC-Lavalin, commented that the Company is delighted to be able to demonstrate the breadth of its offshore oil and gas and project execution expertise to clients globally following the acquisition of Atkins and its subsidiary Houston Offshore Engineering.
“Bringing together the floating platform design expertise of our Houston Offshore Engineering team with the renowned technical safety and risk engineering offered by our Atkins team in Perth, allows us to provide Scarborough with world-class offshore engineering solutions, while meeting the scheduling demands critical to the success of this semi-submersible facility, the second of its kind in Australian waters,” he said.