Woodside progressing Scarborough subsea/topsides preparations

April 26, 2022
Woodside Energy has issued updates on its field developments offshore Australia and Senegal.

Offshore staff

PERTH, Australia – Woodside Energy has issued updates on its field developments offshore Australia and Senegal.

Manufacture of line pipe has started for the Scarborough gas project off Western Australia, and the company has exercised an option to fabricate the Scarborough subsea structures locally.

Preparations have started for topside fabrication for the floating production unit.

Earlier this month Woodside received acceptance for its field development plan and offers for the Scarborough pipeline licenses from the relevant regulators.

Elsewhere in the region, the first phase of the Pyxis Hub project is onstream, comprising wells in the Pyxis and Pluto North fields tied back to the Pluto offshore platform. Tests confirmed that targeted flow rates have been achieved of up to 220 MMcf/d for Pyxis and up to 170 MMcf/d for Pluto North.

The second phase of the project, involving drilling, completions and subsea tie-back of the Xena 2 well, is on track to start later this year.

Greater Western Flank Phase 3, a four-well development (including Lambert Deep) is a subsea tie-back designed to further commercialize the North West Shelf reserves.

Ready for start-up was achieved ahead of schedule earlier this month.

As for Phase 1 of the deepwater Sangomar development offshore Senegal, subsea equipment fabrication is progressing. The subsea installation campaign schedule has been revised and is now due to start in Q3.

Development drilling continues, with the second drillship, the Ocean BlackHawk set to start operating on site in mid-2022. First oil from Phase 1 is scheduled for mid-2023.

The Senegalese government has confirmed a two-year extension for the exploration period for the PSC area covering SNE North-Spica.