Canadian headquartered engineering group SNC-Lavalin has been awarded two sub-contracts to support Woodside's Scarborough gas field development project in Western Australia.
Under the two contracts, SNC-Lavalin will provide front end engineering design support for the development of the floating production unit on the proposed project.
This will involve work on the semi-submersible's hull and moorings, model testing scoping and supervision, and ancillary scopes. SNC-Lavalin will also provide overall technical safety, formal safety assessment and risk engineering services to support the engineering design activities for Scarborough.
The two contracts will be executed by SNC-Lavalin’s Houston Offshore Engineering subsidiary and its Atkins business in Western Australia. Both scopes have the option to extend to detailed design engineering subject to the Scarborough Joint Venture reaching a final investment decision targeted for 2020.
Woodside is proposing to develop the Scarborough gas resource, located in the Carnarvon Basin, approximately 375 km west-northwest of the Burrup Peninsula in Western Australia. The new offshore facilities will initially have seven high-rate, subsea gas wells tied back to a semi-submersible floating production unit moored in 900m of water close to the Scarborough field. Gas would be transported by an ~430 km pipeline to onshore processing infrastructure on the Burrup Peninsula.
Earlier this year, McDermott International, said it had signed a contract with Woodside Energy undertake a front-end engineering and design (FEED) activities for a floating production unit for Scarborough.
The Subsea Integration Alliance, a global partnership between Subsea 7 and OneSubsea, also inked a deal to provide the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of subsea rigid pipelines, flexible risers, umbilicals and associated infrastructure for Scarborough.
In January, Woodside pledged between $1.6 billion and $1.7 billion towards projects this year, with most of that flowing into early work on the Scarborough and Browse gas developments, and expansion of its Pluto LNG plant in Australia. The company aims to double LNG production by 2027.