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.
ConocoPhillips Australia West president Chris Wilson said the award of the 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.
“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.”
The Barossa offshore gas and light condensate project is in the front-end engineering design phase and, subject to commercial arrangements, will provide a new source of gas beyond the existing Darwin LNG facility when the current offshore gas supply from Bayu-Undan is exhausted.
A division of Tecnhip, TechnipFMC, is also currently in a front-end engineering design for the FPSO facility design competition in a consortium with Samsung Heavy Industries against MODEC.