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Barossa FPSO almost complete

The Barossa Gas Project has reached a significant milestone with the Barossa FPSO – one of the largest floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels ever built – nearing completion following the successful installation of 13 of 16 modules.


The FPSO is a floating vessel, which will be located at the Barossa field, that separates the natural gas, water and condensate extracted from the Barossa field before it is transported elsewhere.

The FPSO is expected to depart Singapore for the Barossa field in Q1, 2025.

“We are grateful for the hard work and dedication of all involved in achieving this pivotal milestone,” shared Santos on LinkedIn.

Natural gas is set be extracted from the Barossa field, located in Commonwealth waters approximately 285km offshore north-north west from Darwin, and transported via gas pipeline (Gas Export Pipeline (GEP) and Darwin Pipeline Duplication (DPD)) to the existing DLNG facility.

Project infrastructure comprises a FPSO facility, a subsea production system, supporting in-field subsea infrastructure, the GEP and the DPD.

Up to eight subsea wells are planned to be drilled in the Barossa field – six wells from three drill centres, with contingency plans for an additional two wells.

Gas and condensate would be gathered from the wells through the subsea production system and then brought to the FPSO facility via a network of subsea infrastructure.

Initial processing is set to occur at the FPSO facility, to separate the natural gas, water and condensate extracted from the Barossa field.

The dry natural gas is going to be transported through the gas pipeline for onshore processing at the DLNG facility. Condensate would be transferred from the FPSO to specialised tankers for export.

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