NORTH SYDNEY, Australia -- Gazprom has contracted WorleyParsons for front-end engineering design (FEED) services for the Shtokman development phases 2 and 3 in the Barents Sea.
The Shtokman gas/condensate field is 600 km (373 mi) northeast of Murmansk. Present plans call for the field to be developed in three or more phases via a subsea production system tieback to an FPSO.
Produced gas will be treated onboard the vessel and exported to the Russian mainland via a subsea pipeline. Condensate will offload to shuttle tankers.
WorleyParsons and INTECSEA will perform FEED of the production vessel, which will comprise a ship-shape hull capable of withstanding sea ice build-up, and with topsides equipped to process 70 MMcm/d (2.47 bcf/d) of gas and associated liquids.
The scope includes design of the topsides, hull, marine systems, turret, and living quarters, and the overall FPSO system integration.