Woodside Petroleum has awarded four contracts for front-end engineering design activities for the proposed Scarborough gas project in Western Australia.
The contracts 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 a positive final investment decision (FID) being approved by the Scarborough joint venture (with BHP).
McDermott Australia has been awarded a contract to undertake engineering studies for the floating production unit, which includes the option to progress to an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for execute phase activities.
Subsea Integration Alliance, a consortium between OneSubsea Australia and Subsea 7 Australia Contracting, has been awarded a contract to undertake engineering studies for the subsea umbilical riser and flowlines. This contract includes the option to progress to an EPC and installation contract for execute phase activities.
Saipem Australia has been awarded a contract to provide export trunkline engineering support services with an option to execute line pipe coating and installation activities.
Intecsea has been awarded a contract for export trunkline engineering.
Woodside has awarded each contract in its corporate capacity as Scarborough titleholder and will initially fund 100 per cent of the agreements.
Chief executive Peter Coleman said the award of the contracts would support the project schedule and next year’s targeted FID for Scarborough.
“We have made good progress since announcing last year that we had increased our stake in Scarborough,” Coleman said.
Woodside’s preferred concept for the development of Scarborough is through new offshore facilities connected by a 430 kilometre export pipeline to the Burrup Peninsula with onshore processing at the expanded Pluto LNG facility.