AMEC and Fluor secure £35 million contract

AMEC and Fluor have secured a £35 million contract to perform front-end engineering and design for a new floating oil production facility off the shores of Australia.

AMEC and industry partner Fluor have secured a contract to undertake front end engineering and design (FEED) and related services for a major floating oil production (FPSO) facility off the shores of Australia.

The contract includes the option for an extension to undertake the full engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) with a total contract value of £35 million.

The Enfield floating production, storage and offloading facility is part of a 1.5 billion AUD (£600 million) development by Woodside Energy Ltd of its Enfield Oil Field located 40km off the North West Cape, West Australia.

The facility – which will come on line in 2006 and will process up to 100,000 barrels of oil per day – will operate in water depths of up to 650 metres and will have a storage capacity of up to one million barrels. The Enfield oil field was discovered in 1999 and the field oil reserves are assessed to be around 150 million barrels.

AMEC and Fluor’s contract will be executed from offices in Perth and involves the provision of FEED, preliminary execution and EPCM services. The Enfield FPSO will be based on a new build Suezmax type tanker, which will be specially modified for FPSO operations and will be constructed by Samsung Heavy Industries, of South Korea.