McDermott completes contract on Australian pipeline

Located off the northwest coast of Western Australia, the project includes eight wells from the Keast, Dockrell, Lady Nora, Pemberton, Sculptor and Rankin fields sitting approximately 40–60 km southwest of the Goodwyn A Platform.

McDermott was responsible for the procurement, fabrication, installation and testing of a series of pipeline buckle initiators, pipeline end terminations and foundation mudmats, inline tee structures and approximately 35 km of a 16 inch (400 mm) corrosion resistant alloy pipeline extending from the Goodwyn A Platform to the Lady Nora and Pemberton field manifold locations.

In the installation phase, McDermott deployed the DLV 2000 and the Lay Vessel 108 specialty vessels to complete the pipelay campaign and the pre-lay and post-lay campaign respectively.

McDermott Project Director Vince Vieraitis said the company was up to the challenges of the project.

“One of the key challenges of the project was to perform installation work inside the 546 yards (500 m) safety zone of Woodside’s Goodwyn A Platform,” he said.

“Through close collaboration with the client, the project was delivered in full compliance to project specifications with zero lost time incidents.”

McDermott Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific Ian Prescott said the proficiency of the company had been put on display.

“Greater Western Flank 2 is a testament to our execution, preparation and vertical integration capabilities,” he said.

“It shows McDermott can deliver challenging projects in challenging environments.”

The Greater Western Flank Phase 2 development is a joint venture of BHP Billiton Petroleum, BP Developments Australia, Chevron Australia, Japan Australia LNG (MIMI) and Shell Australia, with all six partners owning an equal stake of approximately 16.67 per cent.

First gas from the project is expected by the end of 2018.

For more information visit the McDermott website.

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