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    Expro Secures Ichthys Contract Extension

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Expro has secured a contract extension to supply well test and subsea services for Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project.

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Expro Secures Ichthys Contract Extension

UK-based oilfield services company Expro has secured a contract extension to supply well test and subsea services for Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project at Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory, it said November 18.

The contract will see Expro continue to supply a 175mn ft3/day well testing package, which will include enhanced electronic emergency shut down (ESD) systems, the company said. Expro will also supply high debris valves, developed as part of the next generation landing string (NGLS) programme.

“This contract extension allows us to continue to flow back the wells at maximum rates using our market-leading technology, as well as delivering high levels of safety and service delivery for this high-profile project,” Mrinal Vohra, Expro’s region vice president of Asia Pacific, said.

Last week the Ichthys LNG project shipped its 100th LNG cargo. The project is led by Inpex (62.245%) alongside Total 30%, Taiwan's CPC 2.625%, Tokyo Gas 1.575%, Osaka Gas 1.2%, Kansai Electric 1.2%, Jera 0.735% and Toho Gas 0.42%. Ichthys shipped its first cargo in October last year. 

At full capacity, the offshore facilities and the two-train onshore liquefaction plant can supply 8.9mn mt/yr of LNG and 1.65mn mt/yr of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), along with 100,000 barrels of condensate/day.