The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has approved construction of the next stage of INPEX’s Ichthys liquified natural gas (LNG) project.
NOPSEMA accepted INPEX’s application for modifications to the facility on April 28, with a start date for the project still pending.
INPEX has been cleared to undertake additional construction and installation activities within the petroleum production licence WA-50-L, which is associated with the Ichthys LNG project.
The scope of approved work includes the installation, mechanical completion, pre-commissioning and commissioning of umbilicals, risers and flowlines (URF) infrastructure, as well as the connection of this infrastructure to the existing subsea and offshore facilities.
The subsea production system will be expanded through the installation of a new gathering system and new infrastructure required to connect new production wells to the existing gathering systems.
Ichthys is 230km north-west of the Kimberley coastline in the Browse Basin offshore Western Australia, with water depths at the proposed installation locations ranging between 235m and 275m.
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