Russia: Gazprom Appoints WorleyParsons for FEED Services on Shtokman Field


Gazprom has appointed WorleyParsons to perform front end engineering design (FEED) services on its Shtokman Phases 2 and 3 development in the Barents Sea. The Shtokman gas/condensate field is in the Russian sector of the Barents Sea about 600 kilometres northeast of the city of Murmansk.

The complete field will be developed in three or more phases by means of a subsea production system tied back to floating production facilities. Produced gas will be conditioned onboard the production vessel and further transported to the Russian mainland via a subsea pipeline, after which it will be exported into the onshore transportation network or processed to liquefied natural gas for further transport to end user locations. Condensate will be exported directly from the production vessel by means of shuttle tankers.

WorleyParsons and its deepwater specialist, INTECSEA, will perform FEED of the production vessel for Phases 2 and 3, which will comprise a ship-shape hull capable of withstanding the sea ice conditions that may occur at the site and topsides capable of processing 70 million cubic metres per day of gas plus associated liquids. The INTECSEA / WorleyParsons scope includes the design of the topsides, hull, marine systems, turret, and living quarters, as well as the overall floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) system integration.

The Shtokman gas and condensate field development project is of strategic significance for Gazprom. WorleyParsons’ Chief Executive Officer, Mr John Grill, said “INTECSEA and WorleyParsons are pleased to provide to Gazprom the complete suite of expertise required for developing this record-breaking ice-resistant FPSO in the challenging Barents environment.”

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Source: Worleyparsons, November  10, 2010;

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