GWF

FMC Technologies has signed an agreement for design, manufacture and supply of subsea production systems for Woodside’s $2bn Greater Western Flank Phase 2 (GWF-2) development for the North West Shelf (NWS) project offshore Western Australia.

Under the $180m contract, FMC will provide subsea production trees, wellheads, manifolds, subsea and topside controls, as well as flowline connection systems.

The company plans to start delivering these services this year and continue through 2018.

FMC Subsea Technologies senior vice-president Tore Halvorsen said: "Our continued collaboration on the NWS Project further solidifies the 20-year relationship between FMC Technologies and Woodside.

"This development assists with the timely and efficient commercialisation of the project’s gas reserves."

"This development assists with the timely and efficient commercialisation of the project’s gas reserves."

The GWF-2 project will use subsea infrastructure and 35km of 16in pipeline connecting to the existing Goodwyn A platform to develop 1.6 trillion cubic feet of raw gas from its six fields together.

The platform is located about 130km offshore from Dampier, north-west Western Australia. The project is expected to begin production in 2019.

GWF-2 will develop the hydrocarbon resources of the fields, including Keast, Dockrell, Sculptor, Rankin, Lady Nora and Pemberton.

The first phase of the GWF development consisted of recovery of gas/condensate from a total of five subsea production wells located in the Tidepole field and the Goodwyn H (A/B) units in the Goodwyn field.


Image: Greater Western Flank Phase 2 field illustration. Photo: courtesy of FMC Technologies.