Energy services company Wood Group has secured a contract to carry out front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the Woodside-operated $40bn Browse Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) development off the Australian coast.

For the insulated production flowline system that is needed for the asset’s offshore gas-condensate fields including Brecknock, Calliance and Torosa, all design engineering will be performed by Wood Group Kenny (WGK).

The fields are located 300km from the Kimberly coast.

Valued at $6m and effective immediately, the 12-month contract will be delivered from WGK’s Perth office and comes after the company’s successful delivery of the preliminary engineering for the Browse flowline system.

Browse subsea flowline FEED will primarily concentrate on developing the engineering and design of the rigid flowline system.

"If Browse proceeds, it will be the second FLNG development in Australia."

This would help assist the Browse joint venture participants to take a final investment decision (FID), which is expected in the second half of 2016.

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Wood Group Kenny CEO Bob MacDonald said: "This new contract is testament to the 30 year relationship Wood Group has with Woodside, which is built on trust and a proven track record of working together effectively and efficiently towards successful value project delivery.

"If Browse proceeds, it will be the second FLNG development in Australia. WGK is well-positioned to deliver the project having successfully designed the subsea flowlines for the country’s first FLNG facility, Shell Prelude."

WGK will also provide expertise and knowledge of the technology required to create a design to withstand harsh cyclonic offshore environment in Australia.

Image: The Browse subsea flowline FEED will focus on developing the engineering, design of the rigid flowline system. Photo: courtesy of Shell.