Origin gives Wood Group pipeline contract for HBWS gas project in Victoria

Wood Group plc has secured a $1 million contract with Origin Energy to provide detailed design engineering for the onshore pipelines related to the Halladale, Black Watch & Speculant (HBWS) natural gas project in South West Victoria, Australia.

The HBWS gas fields are located in the offshore Otway Basin in Victoria, but, due to their proximity to shore, and to avoid sensitive marine environments, they are being drilled using extended-reach drilling techniques from an onshore location and tied back to the existing Otway gas plant.

The scope of work will see Wood Group Kenny (WGK) perform the detailed design of onshore raw gas and mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) pipelines from the well pad to the gas plant. Construction of the pipelines is anticipated to begin in the third or fourth quarter of 2015.

The work will be delivered from the Melbourne office but will also draw on specialized upstream pipeline expertise globally. WGK previously completed concept and front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies for HBWS to investigate development solutions before a final design was taken forward to the execution stage.

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