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TechnipFMC ready to start Barossa contract

Santos has given TechnipFMC the green light to proceed with a subsea production system contract as part of the Barossa project offshore Northern Territory.

The contract scope covers the supply of subsea trees and associated control systems, manifolds and wellheads, as well as installation and commissioning support, which will help to extend the life of the existing Darwin LNG facility.

TechnipFMC president for subsea Jonathan Landes said the company is please to be selected as a subsea parter for the Barossa project.

“This important award strengthens our relationship with Santos and further demonstrates our commitment to assist in the development of the Australian energy sector,” he said.

Last month Santos announced that it had confirmed, on behalf of the joint venture, a final investment decision (FID) has been made to proceed with the $US3.6 billion ($4.7 billion) gas and condensate project.

As a result of FID, it also kick-starts the $US600 million investment in the Darwin LNG life extension and pipeline tie-in projects, which will extend the facility life for around 20 years.

The Santos-operated Darwin LNG plant has the capacity to produce 3.7 million tonnes of LNG per annum.

Barossa is set to be one of the lowest cost, new LNG supply projects in the world and will give Santos and Darwin LNG a competitive advantage in the LNG global market.

The development will comprise a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, subsea production wells, supporting subsea infrastructure and a gas export pipeline tied into the existing Bayu-Undan to Darwin LNG pipeline.

First production is targeted for the first half of 2025.