UK-based oil field services provider Expro has won a contract worth more than $50m to work on Inpex-operated Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, offshore Australia.

Under the contract, Expro will provide well testing, large bore subsea landing string, well intervention, fluid analysis and surface sampling services for a significant scope of development work.

The first phase of the project will feature more than 20 high-rate gas production wells.

Expro will also provide a single train high-rate well testing package featuring its 175mmscf/day mega-flow recycling test separator and 7in ELSA LBEH, large bore landing string assembly.

The company will offer wet gas metering and wireline services to complete and prepare the wells before entering into the production phase.

Work on the project is expected to start in late 2014 to and continue until 2017/18.

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Expro business development manager for Australasia Stephen Bisset said: "Expro has market leading experience in offshore high-rate gas wells with a successful track record in the Australian offshore market, in terms of service delivery, safety and ongoing investment in people and technology.

"For this project, we have leveraged our bespoke high-rate well testing package and class-leading subsea landing strings, to cement our relationship with a new customer in Australia."

The Ichthys LNG project is a joint venture between INPEX group companies, Total group companies and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas.

The project will have an initial capacity to produce 8.4 million tonnes of LNG a year and 1.6 million tonnes of liquefied petroleum gas per annum, as well as about 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.

Image: Expro will deliver a high-rate well testing package and ancillary services for the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project. Photo: courtesy of Expro.