CRA pipeline installed at Julimar phase 2 project

Subsea 7 has completed the installation and hydrotesting of the 22-kilometer Corrosion Resistant Alloy (CRA) pipeline at Woodside Energy’s Julimar Development Phase 2 project in Australia.

The company’s reel-lay vessel Seven Oceans was in charge of installing what is said to be Australia’s first reeled 18” insulated CRA pipeline.

CRA pipeline in place at Julimar phase 2 project
Source: Subsea 7

The Julimar field is located approximately 200 kilometers offshore North-Western Australia.

Subsea 7’s full scope of work is to design, procure, install and commission the CRA gas transmission flowline and an umbilical system, under a contract secured at the end of 2019.

This March, Woodside received approval from Australian offshore regulator NOPSEMA for the revised environment plan for the operation of a petroleum pipeline and any other petroleum-related activity on the Julimar field.

The Perth-headquartered company is the operator of the field production system (FPS), located in Commonwealth waters about 160 kilometers north-west of Dampier and adjacent to the Chevron-operated Wheatstone platform.

The Julimar FPS, which started production in 2016, includes wells in WA-49-L and flowlines/pipelines in WA-26-PL and WA-29-PL.

The start-up activities associated with the Phase 2 wells and associated subsea infrastructure are planned to start in mid-2021.

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