Woodside to start Angel field development

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Dec. 19 -- Woodside Energy Ltd. reported that development of Angel gas and condensate field off Western Australia will begin immediately following final investment decisions by North West Shelf Venture participants (OGJ Online, Nov. 1, 2005).

The $1.6 billion (Aus.) project will include installation of an offshore production platform—the venture's third major structure on Australia's North West Shelf—and associated infrastructure.

The remotely operated processing platform will be in 80 m of water about 49 km east of the venture's North Rankin production facility, to which it will be connected by a new pipeline. The 7,500-tonne jacket substructure and 7,000-tonne topside are expected to be fully operational by the fourth quarter of 2008. Eight drilled and grouted, piled foundations weighing more than 3,000 tonnes each will secure the jacket to the seabed.

Three production wells will be drilled in 2006-07. The processing unit will have a capacity of 800 MMscfd of gas and 50,000 b/d of condensate.

Equal partners in the North West Shelf Venture are Woodside Energy (operator), BHP Billiton (North West Shelf) Pty. Ltd., BP Developments Australia Pty. Ltd., Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd., Japan Australia LNG (MIMI) Pty. Ltd., and Shell Development (Australia) Pty. Ltd. CNOOC NWS Private Ltd. is a member of the venture but does not hold an interest in its infrastructure.

Related Articles

Western gulf lease sale attracts $110 million in high bids

08/20/2014 Gulf of Mexico western planning area Lease Sale 238 drew 93 bids from 14 companies over 81 blocks covering 433,823 acres, totaling $109,951,644 in ...

City approves Chevron's Richmond refinery revamp

08/11/2014 Local officials have issued a final approval for Chevron Corp. to proceed with a long-stalled modernization project at its 257,000-b/d Richmond, Ca...

Study examines return-investment balance

08/04/2014 Europe and Africa are the regions under greatest scrutiny by major oil and gas companies trying to tighten capital discipline in response to pressu...

Chevron accepts amended plan for Richmond refinery revamp

07/28/2014 Chevron Corp. has agreed to accept an alternative, more environmentally friendly plan proposed by city officials for the long - delayed $1 billion ...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected