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    Wood wins Prelude FLNG contract


Wood will provide engineering, procurement, and construction management solutions. [Image: Shell]

by: Shardul Sharma

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Wood wins Prelude FLNG contract

Global engineering firm Wood has secured a six-year contract to provide brownfield engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCm) solutions for Shell’s Prelude FLNG facility in Western Australia, the company announced on July 9.

Ken Gilmartin, CEO at Wood, said, “We are delighted to build on our 70-year global relationship with Shell to deliver integrated brownfield engineering solutions for Prelude, the world’s largest floating offshore gas facility.”

The 3.6mn tonnes/year Prelude FLNG was built for use in the Prelude and Concerto gas fields in the Browse basin, 200 km off the coast of Australia. The facility, commissioned in June 2019, is expected to stay moored at its current location for 25 years.

Shell holds the majority share at 67.5%, followed by Inpex at 17.5%, CPC at 5%, and Kogas at 10%.

Earlier this month, Wood was selected as the lead specialist consultant for an independent study for the Sunrise joint venture’s Greater Sunrise development. The Sunrise development, located approximately 450 km north-west of Darwin and 150 km south of Timor-Leste, comprises the Sunrise and Troubadour gas and condensate fields. These fields contain an estimated contingent resource of 5.3 trillion ft³ of dry gas and 226mn barrels of condensate.