ConocoPhillips Awards Barossa Contracts to NOV and Aker

ConocoPhillips Awards Barossa Contracts to NOV and Aker
The Barossa field development will extend the Darwin LNG export facility's service life.

ConocoPhillips has awarded engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for the Barossa field development offshore Australia’s Northern Territory to Aker Solutions and National Oilwell Varco Denmark I/S.

Aker Solutions will supply umbilicals and NOV will supply flexible risers for the Barossa offshore development, ConocoPhillips noted in a written statement emailed to Rigzone. According to ConocoPhillips, Barossa will provide a new source of natural gas to the Darwin LNG liquefaction facility to replace depleting supply from the Bayu-Undan gas-condensate field offshore Timor-Leste.

In a related Barossa development referenced in a separate Rigzone article Tuesday, ConocoPhillips has also awarded Subsea 7 a contract for transporting and installing all of the project’s subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) infrastructure and supply of the infield flowlines.

Last year, ConocoPhillips also awarded engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contracts for the Barossa floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel and gas export pipeline. In September, Rigzone reported that Allseas Marine Contractors Australia Pty Ltd. won the EPCI contract for the Barossa Gas Export Pipeline. The following month, ConocoPhillips revealed that it selected MODEC International Inc. for the FPSO contract. In May 2019, the company also stated that Technip Oceania Pty Ltd. will supply the subsea production system (SPS) and associated SPS installation support for Barossa.

“Award of the SURF contracts is an important milestone for the project with contracts now in place for all the major facilities, following the earlier award of separate contracts for the FPSO facility, Gas Export Pipeline and Subsea Production System,” Steve Ovenden, ConocoPhillips Australia-West Vice President for the Barossa Development, commented Monday. “Award of all major facility contracts has allowed us to significantly de-risk the project, providing increased confidence over our cost, schedule and execution plans heading into the final investment decision.”

ConocoPhillips Australia Barossa Pty Ltd. operates the Barossa joint venture (JV) and owns a 37.5-percent interest in it. Other JV members include SK E&S Australia Pty Ltd (37.5 percent) and Santos Offshore Pty Ltd (25 percent).

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