Pöyry awarded Pluto flow assurance contracts

Woodside has awarded Pöyry contracts worth more than $3.4 million to provide ongoing flow assurance and related process engineering support, as part of the Pluto LNG project, currently under construction in Western Australia.

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PERTH, Australia -- Woodside has awarded Pöyry contracts worth more than $3.4 million to provide ongoing flow assurance and related process engineering support, as part of the Pluto LNG project, currently under construction in Western Australia.

Pöyry is providing flow assurance and process engineering services for the detailed phase of the Pluto foundation project from its Perth office.

The most recent contract awards, worth around $1.6 million, cover the concept phase of different development options for a second Pluto LNG train.

According to Woodside, the flow assurance studies for Pluto are vital to ensure acceptable fluid flow under all operating conditions. The studies include evaluating the thermal and hydraulic performance of the Pluto production system, from the reservoir through 27 km (16.7 mi) of subsea flowlines across the Pluto offshore platform and onwards into the 180 km (112 mi) subsea trunkline to the onshore LNG plant.

The Pluto gas field is estimated to contain a total dry gas recoverable reserve volume of 4.4 tcf. The smaller Xena field, with an estimated dry gas recoverable reserve volume of 0.6 tcf will also be incorporated into the project.

11/25/2008

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