Subsea 7 Awarded Contract by Woodside Offshore Australia
Subsea 7 has been awarded a large1 contract to Subsea Integration Alliance2 by Woodside, as Operator for and on behalf of the Scarborough Joint Venture3, for the Scarborough project, located approximately 380km offshore North West Australia.
The project work scope covers the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of subsea pipelines and production systems. The development will include 45 kilometers of rigid flowlines, six flexible flowline risers, 42 kilometers of umbilicals and eight trees, as well as associated subsea equipment, in water depths of approximately 950 meters.
The Subsea Integration Alliance team established during the initial front-end engineering and design (“FEED”) phase, awarded in January 2019, will now transition into the full EPCI phase. Project management and engineering will take place in Perth, Australia, with support from Subsea 7’s Global Project Centre’s offices in Malaysia, UK and France and various OneSubsea® offices.
Offshore activities are targeted to take place from 2023 to 2025 using Subsea 7's reel-lay and flex- lay vessels. Olivier Blaringhem, CEO Subsea Integration Alliance said: “This award is the result of a strong and collaborative early engagement process with Woodside, working with a high level of transparency and cooperation during the pre-tender and FEED phases. It demonstrates the potential value of Subsea Integration Alliance and its optimized and integrated offering capacity. We look forward to working with Woodside to deliver the project successfully and safely while maximizing the client’s production objectives.”
David Bertin, Vice President for Subsea 7 Global Projects Centre and Asia Pacific said: “We are proud to be awarded this contract by Woodside. This builds on our long-standing relationship with the client and our successful track record of projects executed offshore Australia. Our local office in Perth will be supported by Subsea 7’s Global Projects Centre, underlining the strength and breadth of our project management capabilities and the capacity to deliver complex projects worldwide.”
1 Subsea 7 defines a large contract as being between USD 300 million and USD 500 million. The value range refers to Subsea 7’s share of the contract.
2 Subsea Integration Alliance is a non-incorporated strategic global alliance between Subsea 7 and OneSubsea®, the subsea technologies, production and processing systems division of Schlumberger, bringing together field development planning, project delivery and total lifecycle solutions under an extensive technology and services portfolio. As one team, Subsea Integration Alliance amplifies subsea performance by helping customers to select, design, deliver and operate the smartest subsea projects. This eliminates costly revisions, avoids delays and reduces risk across the life of field.
3 The Scarborough Joint Venture comprises Woodside Energy Scarborough Pty Ltd (73.5%) and BHP Petroleum (Australia) Pty Ltd (26.5%). Woodside and BHP announced on 22 November 2021 that a final investment decision has been made by the Scarborough Joint Venture to proceed with the Scarborough Project.