Apache starts Julimar work off Australia

Apache Corp. has started work toward development of the Julimar complex of natural gas-condensate fields in the Carnarvon basin off Western Australia.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 20
-- Apache Corp. has started work toward development of the Julimar complex of natural gas-condensate fields in the Carnarvon basin off Western Australia.

The Houston independent let a front-end engineering and design contract to JP Kenny for the subsea development of Julimar, Brunello, and Grange fields. The fields, with combined reserves estimated at 2.1 tcf of gas, lie in 250 m of water 80 km north-northwest of Varanus Island.

The contract covers as many as 18 subsea wells and completions tied back to the Wheatstone Central Processing Platform, which Chevron Corp. will build to the northeast as part of a production and LNG scheme under development.

JP Kenny’s work for Apache will include subsea systems and 90 km of flowlines. The firm expects to complete the first phase of its contract work in October and a second phase in June 2011.

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