SANTOS and ConocoPhillips have awarded a major contract for the development of the Barossa gas field to Allseas Groups for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the 260 kilometre gas export pipeline.
The project area encompasses petroleum permit NT/RL5 located in Commonwealth waters offshore Northern Territory.
Barossa, which will go as backfill to the Darwin LNG once the Bayu Undan field depletes early next decade, is currently in its front-end engineering and development phase before final investment decision.
Development will include a floating production storage and offloading vessel, subsea production system and a gas export pipeline, which will tie into the Bayu Undan-to-Darwin pipeline.
"This is another big step towards Barossa FID and follows the award of the subsea production system and installation support contract in May," Santos managing director Kevin Gallagher said.
"Evaluation of tenders for the FPSO and development drilling contracts is well progressed."
Source: Energy News Bulletin
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