A SUBSEA well intervention at Northern Oil & Gas Australia’s Laminaria field is on track to be carried out in April or May this year, with contractor AGR close to completing a year’s worth of planning.
The project in the Timor Sea will employ Stena Drilling's Stena Clyde semi-submersible rig over an estimated 30-day period.
NOGA operates the Laminaria and Corallina oil fields and associated infrastructure, including the Northern Endeavour floating production and storage unit.
AGR is providing full well management services for the intervention, including engineering and design, preparation of the operations management plan and other regulatory documents, and supervision and execution.
The contract is one of a number of subsea maintenance campaigns it has managed for NOGA.
AGR Asia-Pacific business development manager Andy Perchard said the company was glad to be continuing the working relationship.
"We're also looking forward to working with Stena again, having used the Clyde for a number of exploration and abandonment campaigns in Australia in recent years," Perchard said, adding that AGR was confident the well intervention would be a huge success.
Australia accounts for 50 of the 530 wells AGR has drilled globally.