PERTH, Western Australia –Working for Clough Aker on behalf of Woodside Energy Ltd., the Dockwise Black Marlin heavy-lift vessel has installed the 7,300-metric ton (8,047-ton) Angel platform topsides off the North West Shelf of Australia.
The float-over installation was fitted to a four-leg, steel jacket in 80 m (262 ft) of water. McDermott'sIntermac 650 installed the jacket.
The Angel platform is to be tied to three subsea satellite wells and will be capable of processing 800 MMcf/d of natural gas. The gas will be exported in a 49-km (30 mi), 30-in (76 cm) line tied to the North West Shelf first trunkline.
First gas is expected in 4Q 2008.
Woodside operates the Angel gas project on behalf of BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd., Japan Australia LNG (MIMI) Pty Ltd., BHP Billiton Petroleum (NWS) Pty Ltd., Chevron Texaco Australia Pty Ltd., and Shell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd.