The primary scope of work includes in-service verification of the Ichthys facilities: the central processing facility (CPF), FPSO, subsea production system, gas export pipeline, onshore combined cycle power plant, and onshore LNG plant. The company will also provide in-service classification of the CPF and the FPSO hulls.
Located 220 km (124 mi) offshore Western Australia, the Ichthys field is situated on block WA-285-P in the Browse basin, Timor Sea. This gas and condensate field lies at a water depth of 250 m (820 ft), and represents the largest discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia in 40 years.
First production is scheduled for 2017 and the project is expected to produce 8.9 MM metric tons of LNG and 1.6 MM metric tons of LPG/annum, along with more than 100,000 b/d of condensate at peak. Gas and condensate from the Ichthys field will be exported to onshore facilities for processing near Darwin via the 889-km (552-mi) pipeline.
Richard Palmer, regional manager for Australia, New Zealand and Papa New Guinea, DNV GL, Oil & Gas said: “The transfer of the Ichthys LNG project to operation will mark a significant moment in Australia’s oil and gas industry…
“We look forward to applying our experience in Australia and gas projects in other countries to support the safe and efficient operations from the project’s first day in service.”
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