NW Australia projects making progress

Production from the North West Shelf oil redevelopment project should start by end-March 2011, according to Woodside Energy.

Offshore staff

PERTH, Western Australia -- Production from the North West Shelf oil redevelopment project should start by end-March 2011, according to Woodside Energy.

All topsides modules and the rigid arm/turret have been installed on the Okha FPSO at Keppel’s shipyard in Singapore. Refurbishment of subsea infrastructure should get under way towards year-end.

As for the North Rankin re-development, again on Australia’s North West Shelf, construction of the North Rankin B jacket, piles and bridges continues as planned in Indonesia, likewise topsides fabrication in South Korea.

Woodside adds that modifications are still in progress on the North Rankin A platform to accommodate process tie-ins and the bridge links to the B platform. The whole program should finish in 2013.


07/23/2010

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