Wood gets Scarborough contract

Thursday, 9 August, 2018 - 15:53

Woodside Petroleum has signed up engineering company Wood to prepare development plans for the Scarborough gas field, with the work to be split between offices in Houston and Perth.

Wood will support the execution of concept definition for the proposed Scarborough upstream development, which is located off the Pilbara coast.

It will focus on the floating production unit, subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines, flow assurance and overall system integration of the upstream development.

The Scottish company said the contract was secured under a long-standing master services agreement, extending its 35-year relationship with Woodside.

Woodside has earmarked Scarborough as a future source of gas for its Pluto LNG plant on the Burrup peninsula.

The chief executive of Wood’s Specialist Technical Solutions business Bob MacDonald said the proposed development of the Scarborough area assets will maximise value and recoverable resource.

“Wood’s proven studies expertise spans oil and gas, nuclear, clean energy and mineral sectors, and our specialist engineering teams have unparalleled global experience in providing optimum project solutions for deepwater operations such as Scarborough,” he said in a statement. 

“Furthermore, our technical expertise in concept phase system engineering solutions and in-depth knowledge of Woodside’s standards and systems will enable us to confidently execute this fundamental phase of the proposed development safely, efficiently and on time.”

Wood has recently worked on Woodside’s Greater Western Flank 2 project off the north west cost and its proposed SNE field development offshore Senegal.

* Scarborough LNG is part of a newly-created listing of 139 Major Projects in Western Australia, at www.businessnews.com.au/index/project. The listing has been created by the research team at Business News and includes Ongoing, Likely and Possible projects across the transport, mining, oil & gas, construction and other sectors.