Italian firm Saipem has received two contracts, worth $1.1bn in total, for the Scarborough and Yellowtail fields, offshore Australia and Guyana, respectively.

In Australia, Saipem has been selected to complete the export trunkline coating and install pipelines to connect the Scarborough gas field, located offshore Western Australia, with the onshore plant.

The scope of work includes the coating, transportation and installation of the trunkline. This will be installed at a maximum water depth of 1,400m.

Saipem will also fabricate and install the line structures, and the pipeline end termination, in water depths of up to 950m.

Offshore operations are expected to commence in mid-2023, using the Castorone vessel.

The notice to proceed with the Scarborough project was issued, by the operator Woodside, on behalf of the Scarborough Joint Venture (JV).

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The Scarborough JV includes Woodside Energy Scarborough (73.5%) and BHP Petroleum Australia (26.5%).

Located in the Carnarvon basin, the Scarborough gas resource is planned to be developed through new offshore facilities.

These facilities will be connected by an export trunkline to the Pluto Train Two at the existing Pluto LNG onshore facility.

Saipem CEO and general manager Francesco Caio said: “The Scarborough project will be mainly conducted by the Castorone vessel, our versatile and state-of-the-art asset, representative of the innovative and world-class offer which Saipem is able to provide the market.”

McDermott was recently selected to build the floating production unit for the Scarborough project.

Saipem received the second contract from ExxonMobil subsidiary Esso Exploration and Production Guyana (EEPGL) for the Yellowtail development project, located in the Stabroek block, offshore Guyana.

Subject to necessary government permits and investment approvals, Saipem will undertake the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of the subsea umbilicals, risers, and flowlines (SURF) for the Yellowtail project.

Saipem plans to use the FDS2 vessel to conduct the offshore operations. The company will use its fabrication facility in Guyana to build the deepwater structural elements.

Caio added: “The recently opened Saipem fabrication facility in Georgetown will be involved in the execution of the Yellowtail project, ensuring a positive and tangible impact on the country.”