Shell Awards Prelude FLNG Contract

Published at 01:00PM - 29/07/16

DOF Subsea announced today it has been awarded an Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) contract by Shell Australia for the Prelude FLNG in Western Australia.

Under the five-year contract, the company will provide full-time underwater services and a multi-purpose supply vessel (MPSV) to the Prelude LNG facility with 2 options of two-year extensions.

“This is a very important contract award for DOF Subsea, and the award further strengthens DOF Subsea’s position on the global subsea IMR market. We look forward to working with Shell Australia on the world leading Prelude FLNG facility,” DOF Subsea CEO Mons Aase, said.

Shell Awards Prelude FLNG Contract

Under the IMR contract, DOF Subsea will provide project management, engineering and integrated services for IMR programmes as well as the dedicated vessel and options for other vessels, the company informed.

The award follows a string of contracts won by DOF Subsea over last month, for remotely-operated vehicles (ROV) in the North Sea and North America.

Shell's Giant Prelude Floating LNG Facility
Shell’s Giant Prelude Floating LNG Facility

According to DOF Subsea, the agreements secure the utilisation of the Skandi Achiever until the end of October.

After this, the vessel is expected to move to Canada for ROV and light construction activities with a major oil and gas operator, before transiting to the Gulf of Mexico to support saturation and surface diving projects.


Prelude FLNG to Produce 3.6 mtpa of LNG

Prelude FLNG is the largest floating facility ever built capable of producing, liquefying, storing and transferring liquefied natural gas (LNG) at sea, in Western Australia.

The development will be located in the Brose basin, over 200 kilometres (124 miles) from the nearest point on the coast of the remote Kimberley region.

The Prelude field was discovered by Shell in 2007. Combined with the nearby Concerto field, discovered in 2009, it holds 3 trillion cubic feet of liquids-rich gas.

Prelude is operated by Shell in partnership with Inpex (17.5%), KOGAS (10%) and OPIC (5%).

The facility is expected to stay moored for 25 years and should produce 3.6 million tonnes of LNG per year, as well as 1.3 million tonnes of condensate and 40,000 tonnes of LPG for export.