Global engineering and technical services company, Wood, has been awarded a new contract for the proposed Scarborough upstream development, offshore Western Australia.
Two of Wood’s specialist field development studies teams from Perth and Houston will be contracted to work on concept definition level engineering associated with the floating production unit, subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines, flow assurance and overall system integration of the upstream development.
Woodside’s proposed development of the Scarborough area assets is in line to ‘maximise value and recoverable resource’ and Wood’s specialist engineering teams have ‘unparalleled global experience in providing optimum project solutions for deep-water operations such as Scarborough’.
“Our technical expertise in concept phase system engineering solutions and in-depth knowledge of Woodside’s standards and systems will enable us to confidently execute this fundamental phase of the proposed development safely, efficiently and on time,” commented Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood’s Specialist Technical Solutions.
The Scarborough gas resource is in the Carnarvon Basin, approximately 375 km west-north-west of the Burrup Peninsula in Western Australia. The site is estimated to contain 7.3 Trillion cubic feet (Tcf ) of dry gas. Woodside has previously announced that they are proposing to develop the resource with 12 subsea, high-rate gas wells tied back to a semi-submersible platform moored in 900 m of water close to the Scarborough field.
More information on the project can be found here.