Phase two of the Greater Western Flank project has been completed, according to a statement from engineering, procurement and construction company McDermott. The contract was awarded by Woodside Energy in January 2016.

McDermott was responsible for the procurement, fabrication, installation and testing of a series of pipeline buckle initiators, pipeline end terminations and foundation mudmats, in-line tee structures and approximately 21 miles (35km) of a 16-inch (40cm) corrosion resistant alloy (CRA) pipeline extending from the existing Goodwyn A Platform to the Lady Nora and Pemberton field manifold locations.

Ian Prescott, McDermott’s Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific, said: “Greater Western Flank 2 is a testament to our execution, preparation and vertical integration capabilities. It shows McDermott can deliver challenging projects in challenging environments.”

“One of the key challenges of the project was to perform installation work inside the 546 yards (500 meters) safety zone of Woodside’s Goodwyn A Platform,” said Vince Vieraitis, McDermott’s GWF-2 Project Director. “Through close collaboration with the client, the project was delivered in full compliance to project specifications with zero lost time incidents.”

The Greater Western Flank Phase 2 fields lie in water depths varying between 262 feet (80m) and 426 feet (130m) at approximately 29 to 37 miles (40 to 60km) southwest of the Goodwyn A Platform, located off the northwest coast of western Australia. It includes the development of eight wells from the Keast, Dockrell, Lady Nora, Pemberton, Sculptor and Rankin fields. Gas production is tied-back via the pipeline end termination, in-line tees and subsea pipeline to the platform. The project is expected to achieve first gas by the end of this year.

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7th September 2018

7th September 2018