Technip Samsung Consortium wins Browse FEED, EPCI contracts

A map of the Browse gas fields, offshore WA.

A map of the Browse gas fields, offshore WA.

The Technip Samsung Consortium has been awarded two major contracts by Shell for the Woodside-operated Browse floating LNG (FLNG) Project.

The first covers the front-end engineering design (FEED) elements for the project, taking into account the composition of gas, local weather conditions and factors specific to the project’s Brecknock, Calliance and Torosa gas fields in the Browse Basin, offshore Western Australia.

The second involves the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the three FLNG units if the project, subject to the final investment decision at the end of the FEED phase.

“We are proud to have been awarded this contract which will associate the know-how and expertise gained on Prelude FLNG by our teams, while reinforcing our partnership with Samsung Heavy Industries,” Technip President Region A Nicoletta Giadrossi said.

Project gaining momentum

The contract awards follow the recent deal between the Browse joint venture and the WA Government, clearing the way to develop the project’s offshore gas fields.

The key principles agreement applies WA’s domestic gas policy to an FLNG project for the first time.

The Browse deal has committed to providing gas equivalent to 15 per cent of production from the state’s share of the Torosa gas field. This will amount to around 60 TJ/d from Browse, and approximately 800 PJ over the life of the project. The gas obligation will coincide with first production from the Torosa gas field.

Participants in the Browse joint venture include Woodside as operator, Shell Development Australia, BP Developments Australia, Japan Australia LNG (MIMI Browse) Pty Ltd and BHP Billiton Petroleum (North West Shelf) Pty Ltd.

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