PHOTO: EMAS’ SCV Lewek Constellation on its way to Australia

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Lewek Constellation in Cape Town port; Image: EMAS AMC/Bryce Ford

Having spent 2015 with Noble Energy in the Gulf of Mexico, the EMAS-owned subsea construction vessel Lewek Constellation will soon be on its way to Australia for the Julimar offshore development project.

In June, 2015, the Singaporean provider of marine, construction, production and well services said its Lewek Constellation set an industry pipelay record in the GoM in 7,368 feet (2,246 meters) of water during its sea trials.

While working for Noble Energy in 2015, the vessel performed installations on the Thunderhawk and Big Bend fields in Mississippi Canyon Block 698.

According to EMAS, the vessel is now on its way to Australia to begin subsea installation and heavy lift workscopes for the Julimar Development Project offshore Australia. After departing Cape Town late last week, it is now headed home to Singapore for project mobilization and regulatory dry-docking prior to entering Australian waters.

The Julimar and Brunello gas fields, discovered by Apache and Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co. (KUFPEC) in 2007, are located offshore in exploration permit WA-356-P, approximately 180 kilometres west-northwest of Dampier in Western Australia.

The project is a joint venture between Apache (65 percent) and Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (35 percent). It will supply raw gas from the Julimar and Brunello gas fields to the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project in Western Australia.

The Lewek Constellation is an ice-classed, multi-lay offshore construction vessel with ultra-deep water pipe laying and heavy lift capabilities. The 178.27 meter long vessel was launched in 2012 and officially named in March 2015.

Offshore Energy Today Staff