ConocoPhillips contracted SpeedCast International Ltd., over a multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement for the delivery of satellite communication services to the company’s down under operations.
Located 250km southwest of Suai in Timor-Lesteand 500km northwest of the Northern Territory in Australia, the Bayu-Undan field plays a vital role in ConocoPhillips’ portfolio.
Hong Kong-based SpeedCast will provide high speed connectivity between the company’s offshore production facilities in the Bayu-Undan field in the Timor Sea and their regional headquarters in Perth, Australia.
The Bayu-Undan field comprises of a central production and processing complex; a floating, storage and offloading facility; an unmanned wellhead platform; and two platforms.
The size of the link will increase to 60Mbps in both directions and high-performance IP connectivity will be used for operational and social communications, including data, voice and crew welfare applications.
“We are very pleased to be expanding our services with ConocoPhillips for their Bayu-Undan operation. We would like to thank ConocoPhillips for their continued trust over the past 10 years,” said Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO of SpeedCast.
“We feel that our leadership position in the Australian market is a testament to SpeedCast's ability to deliver reliable services to meet the requirements of the most demanding customers in the energy sector.”
SpeedCast has been in business with ConocoPhillips for over 10 years for a variety of different applications, including offshore vessels and platforms, using a wide range of satellite technologies.
This follows SpeedCast’s acquisitions of Hermes Datacomms in March and Geolink Satellite Services in February.
Image: Bayu-Udan, Timor Sea, Australia. From ConocoPhillips