Origin Energy awards Worley FEED contract for Kupe

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 03 Jan 2014 20:50


Following a competitive tender, Worley Melbourne has been awarded the contract to perform the Front-end Engineering Design (FEED) for the Kupe development off the Taranaki coast of New Zealand.

The development will produce 20 Petajoules per annum of sales gas along with 1.6 million barrels per annum of light oil from the second quarter of 2007.

Origin Energy as Operator of the field on behalf of the JVcontinues to make good progress with the technical studies associated with the development including:

  • Completion of a detailed seabed testing at the platform location.
  • Completion of a seabed survey to identify a number of potential offshore pipeline routes
  • Commencement of discussions with relevant government authorities and local councils to obtain approvals necessary to allow the development to occur
  • Negotiations with owners of existing gas processing infrastructure to determine the viability of their providing a service to process the Kupe gas once it comes ashore

The Operator reports that everything is on track to provide sufficient technical, environmental and approval information for the JV to make its decision to proceed with the development by June 2005. Subject to an affirmative decision to proceed at that time first gas will be available in the second quarter of 2007.

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