BHGE, McDermott secure next-phase Ichthys subsea contracts

July 30, 2019

Offshore staff

HOUSTONMcDermott International Inc. and Baker Hughes, a GE company have won contracts to provide a joint URF and SPS solution for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG project offshore northwest Australia.

The award includes a joint URF and SPS EPCI solution, comprising a new subsea well gathering system (GS4), tied back to the existing central processing facility Ichthys Explorer. The award also includes in-fill URF EPCI scope involving the development of new subsea wells tied-in to the existing gathering systems. Water range from 787 to 885 ft (240 to 270 m).

The companies will lead it from the joint Project Management and Engineering office in Perth, Australia. Fabrication of the subsea URF equipment will be carried out at McDermott’s facility in Batam, Indonesia. Using the Subsea Connect execution model, BHGE will deliver the SPS scope, including vertical christmas trees, associated production control systems, distribution equipment and topsides controls as well as associated installation and commissioning support services.

Offshore installation is expected to begin in 2020 and be completed in 2023.