ConocoPhillips Allots EPCI Contract for Barossa Pipeline
ConocoPhillips Australia has awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract to Allseas Marine Contractors Australia Pty Ltd. for the Barossa Gas Export Pipeline.
The contract includes procurement, transportation and installation of the 260-kilometer pipeline as well as project management, engineering and associated services, ConocoPhillips said. The gas export pipeline will carry natural gas from an area 300 kilometers north of Darwin to a tie-in location on the existing Bayu-Darwin Pipeline.
The Barossa Offshore Project (offshore gas and light condensate project) is purposed to provide a new source of gas to the existing Darwin LNG facility. It’s currently in the front-end engineering design (FEED) phase.
The entire project concept includes a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility, subsea production system and gas export pipeline, which will be located in Commonwealth waters north of Darwin.
“Award of this EPCI contract will enable specific project management and engineering deliverables to be progressed prior to a final investment decision in order to meet the project schedule,” ConocoPhillips Australia West president Chris Wilson said in a company statement. “We continue to focus on strong cost discipline with all our selected contractors, developing the certainty of cost, schedule and execution planning required to compete in our global portfolio and support a final investment decision.”
The company said Barossa will meet future global demand for natural gas and contribute significant income and employment to the Northern Territory and Australia through operations at the Darwin LNG facility.
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