Woodside stays on schedule with Greater Enfield project

Australian energy giant Woodside is on schedule with its Greater Enfield project located offshore Australia with 89% of the project now complete. 

Located 60 km off Exmouth in Western Australia within Commonwealth waters, the Greater Enfield project will develop the Laverda Canyon, Norton over Laverda (WA-59-L) and Cimatti (WA-28-L) oil accumulations.

The project was approved for development in June 2016. The reserves will be produced via a 31 km subsea tie-back to the Ngujima-Yin FPSO, which previously operated on the Vincent oil field off Australia.

The vessel is now at Keppel’s shipyard in Singapore where it is being modified and upgraded in preparation for the Greater Enfield project. The shipyard’s job scope includes marine and hull life extension and refurbishment works; installation of new customized water flood module, turret risers and power and control module; as well as modification of swivel system, marine and topside related piping.

Woodside said on Thursday that, at the end of the first quarter of 2019, the Greater Enfield project was 89% complete.

According to the company, the subsea infrastructure installation is nearly complete, with the final production riser scheduled to be installed in April. In addition, nine of the project’s 12 development wells are complete.

Also, commissioning of key equipment on the Ngujima-Yin FPSO has already started. Sailing to Western Australian waters is targeted for the second quarter 2019, with commissioning and start-up to follow.

First oil from the Greater Enfield is planned for mid-2019.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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