The DLNG Joint Venture is currently in discussions with potential offshore candidates regarding the supply of an alternative source of gas to extend operations of DLNG beyond the end of field life for the current gas supply from the Bayu-Undan field.
A decision is expected in early 2020.
As part of this backfill of an alternative gas supply to DLNG, a work program will be undertaken at DLNG to prepare the facility for another 20+ expected years of operation. This work program is anticipated to run for approximately 24 months, dependent on the timing of the Bayu Undan end of field life, and the development timeline of the offshore project.
The work program at DLNG will involve some early preparatory scopes of work, with the main transition scopes of work commencing in 2022 – timing to be confirmed. The work program will include minor plant modifications to accommodate changes to the feed gas, and a maintenance program. The maintenance program will be similar to past shutdown work programs carried out at DLNG, which saw strong participation by NT businesses.
ConocoPhillips is currently undertaking Front End Engineering and Design (FEED), which will better define the scopes of work and expected value of the work to be carried out at DLNG. Pre-FEED engineering indicates that work value will be hundreds of millions of dollars. The activities are expected to provide local contracting and employment opportunities.
ConocoPhillips has commenced a tendering process for two Tier 1 contracts that will support this work:
- Engineering and procurement
- Implementation and construction
Darwin LNG are holding this early information session in Darwin to provide an update on the scope of work that is expected to take place pending the successful decision for a backfill project, and facilitate relationships between the NT business sector and Tier 1 contractors.
ConocoPhillips will continue to work with local industry organisations and the NT Government to identify capability within the NT and maximise opportunities for local contracts and employment through the DLNG Transition Work Program
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