Halliburton bags Ichthys LNG gig

Halliburton Company secured seven contracts for drilling and completion services for the next phase of field development of the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG project in the Browse Basin offshore northern Australia.

The well development campaign is due to start in March 2020 and will continue for an estimated 3-year term, the company said in its statement on Tuesday.

The contracts awarded include directional drilling, logging while drilling, surface data logging, drilling and completions fluids, cementing, liner hangers, coring and well completions services.

Halliburton’s Western Australian facilities in Jandakot and Broome will support the project.

Ichthys project has a production capacity of 8.9 million tons of LNG per year from its two liquefaction trains.

At peak production, the facility is expected to be able to produce about 10 cargoes per month or about 120 cargoes per year.

About 70 percent of the LNG produced by the export project will be supplied to Japanese customers.

The project is a joint venture between INPEX, major partner Total, Taiwan’s CPC Corporation and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Kansai Electric, Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas.

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