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Santos reveals scope of next Dorado contract

Santos has opened the tender process for a contract to provide drilling fluids at the Dorado joint venture project offshore Western Australia.

The scope of the contract covers 10 offshore development wells, as well as a fluid system to support the wells.

The 10 offshore wells include: three cased and perforated oil producers; two horizontal grave-pack oil producers; one gravel-pack oil producer; two sand-screen gas injectors; one cased and perforated gas producer (dual-zone) and another as a single-zone.

To be eligible for the contract, Santos has specified that the contractor must have: materials, facilities, personnel and established logistics. 

Expression of interests for the contract close on October 27, with suppliers to express interest via ICN Gateway.

Last week, JV partner Carnarvon Petroleum advised that front end engineering design (FEED) would soon start at Dorado.

Carnarvon chairman Peter Leonhardt said the field development concepts were well advanced with the project rapidly taking shape.

“I look forward to reaching key milestones on the path to the final investment decision (FID). Fortunately, the robust economics emerging from this work have enabled the work plan to progress substantially as envisaged, notwithstanding the impact of the current uncertainties in energy markets,” Leonhardt said.

Santos last month opened the tender for multi-phase flow meters for the front-end engineering and development work at the project.

The company outlined that the scope of work for the in-line multi-phase flow meters (MPFM) is required for reservoir surveillance and operation purposes on each of the eight wells.

The JV plans to make a final investment decision on Dorado in 2021.

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