In 2008, the NWSV announced the North Ranking redevelopment project, which will provide additional compression to unlock low pressure reserves from the North Rankin and Perseus gas and condensate fields.
The platform will be connected by a 100 metre bridge to the existing North Rankin A platform. Known as the NR2 Project, it will also include necessary tie-ins and refurbishment of North Rankin A. Upon completion, both platforms will be operated as a single integrated facility.
NWSV: Angel Gas Field
The NWSV’s Angel Platform became operational in October 2008, producing gas for processing at the venture’s Karratha Gas Plant.
The $1.6 billion development involved the installation of a new platform and associated infrastructure, including a 50 km subsea pipeline tied back to the existing North Rankin A platform. The Angel Platform is powered and remotely controlled from the North Rankin A Platform via a subsea cable.
Located approximately 120 km northwest of Karratha, the Angel Platform stands in about 80 metres of water and is supplied by three subsea production wells. With a production capacity of 800 MMcf of raw gas and up to 50,000 bbl/d of condensate, hydrocarbons from the Angel platform will be processed through the NWSV’s integrated system.
Reindeer Gas Field
The Reindeer field was discovered in 1997 and has a gross recoverable resource range of 410–640 PJ.
Apache Energy and Santos are progressing the development of the field, located in WA-209-P, approximately 80 km off the Port of Dampier. Gas and liquids from the field will be exported from an unmanned wellhead platform to the proposed $260 million Devil Creek Gas Plant via a 105 km pipeline.
The Devil Creek Gas Plant will connect into the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline. The proposed production capacity is approximately 110 TJ/d of sales gas with first gas targeted for mid-2010. The Reindeer field is set to supply CITIC Pacific’s Sino Iron project in Western Australia.
Pluto Gas Project
The Pluto Gas Project, located approximately 190 km northwest of Karratha, has a dry recoverable volume estimate of 5 Tcf and will be developed via two LNG trains.