ConocoPhillips Australia, as operator of the Barossa joint venture, has awarded the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the Barossa project to Technip Oceania (TFMC).
Under the contract Technip Oceania will supply the Subsea Production System (SPS) and associated SPS installation support.
The Barossa offshore gas and light condensate project is currently in the front-end engineering design (FEED) phase.
Subject to commercial arrangements being agreed, Barossa will provide a new source of gas to the existing Darwin LNG facility when the current offshore gas supply from Bayu-Undan is exhausted.
Barossa’s offshore development concept includes a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility, SPS and gas export pipeline, located in Commonwealth waters, 300 kilometers north of Darwin, Australia.
Award of the SPS EPC contract follows earlier awards in June 2018 of Barossa FEED engineering design contracts for the FPSO, subsea infrastructure and gas export pipeline.
ConocoPhillips Australia West president Chris Wilson said: “This award represents a significant milestone in the Barossa Project. The SPS facilities include critical, long lead time equipment which is required to be ordered prior to a final investment decision in order to meet the project schedule.”
“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.”