Woodside Energy has awarded four front-end engineering design (FEED) contracts for the proposed Scarborough Project.
The Scarborough gas resource is positioned in the Carnarvon Basin, approximately 375 kilometres west-northwest of the Burrup Peninsula in Western Australia and is estimated to contain 7.3 trillion cubic feet of dry gas.
The proposed project involves the development of the Scarborough resource with 12 subsea, high-rate gas wells tied to a semi-submersible floating production unit (moored in 900 metres of water close to the Scarborough field). Gas would travel through a roughly 430-kilometre pipeline to existing LNG infrastructure on the Burrup Peninsula.
The FEED contracts announced today are for engineering activities related to the upstream development’s floating production unit, the export trunkline and the subsea umbilical risers and flowlines.
Each contract includes an option to progress to execute phase activities, which is subject to, among other conditions, a positive final investment decision (FID) by the Scarborough Joint Venture.
- McDermott Australia Pty Ltd was awarded a contract to undertake engineering studies for the floating production unit, which includes the option to progress to an engineering, procurement and construction contract to execute phase activities.
- Subsea Integration Alliance, a consortium between OneSubsea Australia Pty Ltd and Subsea 7 Australia Contracting Pty Ltd was awarded a contract to undertake engineering studies for the subsea umbilical risers and flowlines, with the option to progress to an engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract for execute phase activities.
- Saipem Australia Pty Ltd was awarded a contract to provide export trunkline engineering support services with an option to execute line pipe coating and installation activities.
- Intecsea Pty Ltd was awarded a contract for export trunkline engineering.
Woodside CEO, Peter Coleman said the award of these contracts will support the project schedule and Woodside’s targeted FID for the Scarborough Project next year.
“We have made good progress since announcing last year that we had increased our stake in Scarborough. The award of these contracts brings us closer to unlocking the Scarborough resource,” he said, “we want to maintain the momentum that has been generated during 2018 towards a targeted final investment decision in 2020.”