Japanese firm Modec will supply the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for ConocoPhillips’ Barossa field, offshore Australia.
The Barossa FPSO will produce gas and condensate from subsea wells and after treatment, supply feed gas to the Darwin LNG Plant via a gas export pipeline.
The vessel will be able to export more than 600 million standard cubic feet of gas per day as well as store up to 650,000 barrels of condensate for export.
It has been designed to withstand a 100-year cyclone event at a water depth of 260 meters and located some 300 kilometers off north of Darwin, Australia.
Scheduled for delivery during 2023, the FPSO will be permanently moored by an internal turret mooring system.
Modec chief executive Yuji Kozai said: “We are extremely honored and proud to have been selected to provide the Gas FPSO for Barossa project.
“This contract award of a Gas FPSO reinforces one of our important business strategies, which we aim to penetrate into gas-related market.
“Also this new contract represents a significant milestone for Modec in applying our next generation new built FPSO hull design of which we have developed to meet the new market demands for larger FPSOs.
“We are equally pleased to be a part of the team that will provide natural gas, a major clean energy source, for the benefit of the people and environment.”
The Barossa FPSO will be Modec’s 6th FPSO in Australia and this contract award confirms its advanced position as the leading FPSO service provider in the country.
The Barossa joint venture is currently formed by ConocoPhillips Australia Barossa Pty Ltd (field operator, 37.5%), SK E&S Australia Pty Ltd (37.5%) and Santos Offshore Pty Ltd (25.0%).