Western Gas has signed agreements to further the development of the Equus Gas Project, offshore Australia.
Western has signed a Memorandum of Understating with McDermott International and Baker Hughes, a GE company, for the provision of project development services from pre-front end engineering and design (FEED) and feed studies through the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commission (EPCIC) phases of the project.
The agreement covers drilling, subsea, offshore processing, nearshore LNG production and a gas pipeline to shore for domestic supply.
Pre-FEED work will commence immediately and is estimated for completion by the second quarter of 2019, after which McDermott and Baker Hughes will continue with FEED work.
Western Gas Executive Director Andrew Leibovitch said the contracts would help reduce the time to first gas.
“The collaboration of McDermott and Baker Hughes brings a wealth of global expertise, products and services, and we are all delighted to have them on board,” he said.
McDermott Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific Ian Prescott said the partnership between the companies would yield successful results.
“In close collaboration with BHGE, we are taking a holistic approach to field development from drilling, subsea, production facilities and an export pipeline to an LNG facility and onshore gas connection,” he said.
“By more closely connecting each stage of the project, we aim to drive significant efficiencies and cost savings for Western Gas through the full life of the field.”
The Equus Gas Project is located in the Carnarvon Basin off the coast of Western Australia.
The project is 100 per cent owned by Western Gas and the development of the project will include three production wells linked by subsea infrastructure to a floating production storage and offloading unit.
First gas supply is targeted for late 2023 or early 2024.
For more information visit the Western Gas website.
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