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DNV-GL awarded in-service contract for Ichthys LNG project

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DNV-GL has released a statement claiming that it has won an in-service contract for the Ichthys LNG mega-project in Australia. DNV-GL will provide verification and classification services to variety of facilities at the project, such as the central processing facility (CPF), the subsea production system, the gas export pipeline and the onshore LNG plant. This marks INPEX’s continued cooperation with DNV-GL as it begins to start the operational phase of the project, as DNV-GL has provided verification and classification services for the project since 2012.

The Regional Manager for Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, DNV GL, Oil & Gas, Richard Palmer, said: “The transfer of the Ichthys LNG project to operation will mark a significant moment in Australia’s oil and gas industry. We have learned a great deal from supporting Ichthys and a range of mega project operators in Australia as the country moves closer to becoming the world’s largest LNG producer. We look forward to applying our experience in Australia and gas projects in other countries to support the safe and efficient operations from the project’s first day in service.”

The Ichthys field is located on block WA-285-P in the Browse Basin, Timor Sea, Western Australia, and lies at 250 metres deep. It reflects the largest discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia for 40 years. First production for the Ichthys LNG project is scheduled for 2017, and is expected to reach approximately 8.9 million tpy of LNG. This gas will then be exported to onshore facilities near Darwin for processing via an 889 km pipeline.

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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