Inpex launches subsea FEED for the Abadi LNG project

11/27/2012

Inpex launches subsea FEED for the Abadi LNG project

LONDON -- Inpex has awarded the contract for the FEED of its major subsea production facilities for the development of the Abadi LNG Project in Indonesia. The Abadi LNG project, which envisions the adoption of the Floating LNG (FLNG) plant constructed and utilized for an annual production of 2.5 million tonnes for the Stage 1 development of the Abadi gas field located in the Masela Block, Arafura Sea, Indonesia.

The successful contractor for the subsea FEED contract is PT Wood Group. Wood Group will undertake the subsea FEED for approximately 12 months, which covers the detailed engineering works for SURF, which mainly consists of subsea production system, Umbilicals, Risers and Flow lines. A separate FEED contract for the FLNG facilities as one of major facilities of this project will be awarded in due course, which is currently under the process of selecting a FLNG FEED contractor.

The Abadi LNG Project is operated by Inpex Masela with a 60% interest while Shell holds a 30% and PT EMP Energi holds a 10%. The Abadi gas field was discovered in 2000, and the subsequent six appraisal wells and the study results confirmed the sufficient gas reserves for LNG development. In December 2010, the plan of development for Stage-1 was approved by the Indonesian Government that the Abadi gas field will be developed in phases and a FLNG plant will be constructed and utilized for an annual production of 2.5 million tonnes for the Stage-1 development. In parallel to the current FEED for subsea production facilities and the FEED for FLNG, Inpex Masela will further conduct necessary evaluation of the additional development for this promising Abadi gas field.

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