Phillips Petroleum awards Bayu-Undan contract

Phillips Petroleum (91-12) Pty. Ltd. has awarded J. Ray McDermott SA, a subsidiary of McDermott International Inc., New Orleans, contracts to perform work on the Bayu-Undan gas recycle project in the Timor Sea.


Phillips Petroleum (91-12) Pty. Ltd. has awarded J. Ray McDermott SA, a subsidiary of McDermott International Inc., New Orleans, contracts to perform work on the Bayu-Undan gas recycle project in the Timor Sea.

The work involves the supply, transportation, and installation of two 8-leg jackets, each weighing 10,000 tons. J. Ray McDermott will also transport and install the project's wellhead platform, flare tripod, bridges, infield pipelines, anchor system, and the floating storage and offtake vessel.

Work is scheduled to begin in early 2001 at JRM's Batam Island facility, which will supply the two jackets.

Both jackets will be transported on JRM's 650-class barge and will be launched in succession. The combination derrick and lay barge DB30, which has a lift capacity of 3,100 tons, will do the installation.

Bayu-Undan is a natural gas and gas condensate field that contains estimated recoverable reserves of 400 million bbl of condensate and liquefied petroleum gas and 3.4 tcf of gas. The field is located in 262 ft of water 310 miles northwest of Darwin, Australia, and 155 miles south of Suai, East Timor.

Full commercial production is scheduled for early 2004.

Phillips holds 50.3% of the Bayu-Undan project; Santos Pty. Ltd., 11.8%; Japanese company Inpex Ltd., 11.7%; Kerr-McGee Corp., 11.2%; Australian company Petroz NL, 8.3%; and British-Borneo Oil & Gas PLC, 6.7%.

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