Woodside launches FEED phase for Scarborough gas project
Woodside Energy has issued four front-end engineering design contracts for the proposed Scarborough gas field development offshore Western Australia.
Each includes an option to progress to execute phase activities, subject (in part) to a positive final investment decision (FID) on the project.
McDermott Australia will perform engineering studies for the floating production unit, with an option for a subsequent EPC contract.
Subsea Integration Alliance, a consortium between OneSubsea Australia and Subsea 7 Australia Contracting, will undertake engineering studies for the subsea umbilical, risers, and flowlines. This could be followed by an EPCI contract.
Saipem Australia will provide export trunkline engineering support services, with an option to execute line pipe coating and installation.
Finally, INTECSEA has the contract for export trunkline engineering.
Woodside will initially fund the entire program on a 100% basis. The company is targeting FID next year.
Its preferred development concept for the 7.3-tcf Scarborough gas resource (Woodside 75%) is through new offshore facilities connected via a 430-km (267-mi) export pipeline to the Burrup Peninsula, with onshore processing at theexpanded Pluto LNG complex.
But this remains subject to all necessary joint venture and regulatory approvals and completion of commercial arrangements.