Woodside Energy Ltd. has let a contract to Floatel International Ltd. for use of the Floatel Triumph semi-submersible unit for work on the Pluto and Scarborough gas development projects off Western Australia.
The contract for the offshore accommodation-construction vessel will begin early April 2023 for an initial period of 3 months with options to extend.
Floatel Triumph was built by the Keppel shipyard in Singapore in 2016. It is equipped with a Kongsberg dynamic positioning system and has accommodation for 500 people.
The Woodside-operated Pluto LNG project comprises an offshore platform and an onshore LNG processing train fed by gas piped in from Pluto and Xena fields.
Woodside is currently developing a second Pluto LNG train and associated domestic gas processing infrastructure on the Burrup Peninsula to facilitate development of Scarborough gas field on the Exmouth Plateau about 375 km off the coast.
Scarborough development includes a floating production unit, eight wells in the initial phase, and 13 over the life of the field, a trunkline to shore and new onshore infrastructure, including modifications to Pluto Train 1.