NW Shelf redevelopment off Australia building to first oil

Woodside Energy expects start-up in October from the North West Shelf oil redevelopment.

Offshore staff

PERTH, Australia – Woodside Energy expects start-up in October from the North West Shelf oil redevelopment.

The A$1.8 billion ($1.9 billion) project aims to extend production from the Cossack, Wanaea, Lambert, and Hermes fields off Western Australia beyond 2020, using the converted FPSOOkha.

In the same region, the A$5-billion ($5.27-billion) North Rankin redevelopment project is scheduled for completion in 2013, Woodside adds. This will recover remaining low-pressure reserves from the offshore North Rankin and Perseus fields.

Commissioning continues on the North Rankin B (NRB) jacket in Indonesia and on the topsides in South Korea. The transportation barge for the jacket is in Indonesia with load-out scheduled later this quarter.

Modifications to the North Rankin A (NRA) platform are also on target, Woodside says, including preparations to install the bridges linking NRA and NRB.

Finally, the first phase of Woodside’s Greater Western Flank Development (GWF) has progressed to front-end engineering and design studies for a subsea tieback to the Goodwyn A platform.

The GWF area is southwest of the platform and contains 14 fields estimated to hold around 3 tcf of recoverable gas and 100 MMbbl of condensate.

08/17/2011

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