AMEC and alliance partner Fluor won a £93 million (AMEC share £46.5 million) reimbursable contract from Woodside Energy Ltd. to provide detailed engineering services for the Enfield FPSO facility off Western Australia.
The Enfield FPSO is part of a £600 million development by Woodside Energy Ltd. of its Enfield oil field 40 km offshore of the North West Cape, West Australia. The Enfield oil field was discovered in 1999 and the field oil reserves are around 145 MMbbl.
This contract follows the alliance's completion of front-end engineering and design for the Enfield project from AMEC-Fluor's Perth office. The project is a milestone for the AMEC Fluor alliance, which is executing two similar FPSO contracts, Kizomba A and Kizomba B, for ExxonMobil.
Under the contract, the alliance will provide full engineering, procurement, and construction management services. The 150,000 tonne facility will operate in up to 400 m water depth and will produce first oil in 2006. It will process up to 100,000 b/d and have a storage capacity of up to 1 MMbbl.
The FPSO's double hull is based on a new build Suezmax type trading tanker, modified for deepwater operations. It is under construction at Samsung Heavy Industries of South Korea.