Woodside celebrates first oil at Greater Enfield

Woodside Energy’s $1.9 billion Greater Enfield Project in Western Australia has produced first oil through the Ngujima-Yin floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).

The Ngujima-Yin FPSO underwent a major refit at the Keppel Tuas Shipyard in Singapore. Production was suspended for 12 months while modifications took place.

The Greater Enfield project aims to develop the Laverda Canyon, Norton over Laverda and Cimatti oil accumulations through a subsea tie-back to the Ngujima-Yin FPSO.

It is located over the Vincent field, 50 kilometres offshore Exmouth.

Twelve development wells and installation of subsea infrastructure have also been completed.

Woodside chief executive officer Peter Coleman said first oil from Greater Enfield was produced on schedule and under the project’s budgeted cost.

“A highlight included performing over five million work hours in the shipyard without a recordable safety incident,” Coleman said.

“The delivery of Greater Enfield is further demonstration of Woodside’s capacity to execute the major projects that will underpin our next phase of growth.

“The technical and project leadership capabilities applied on the Greater Enfield Project will be carried forward as we progress our plans to develop the Scarborough and Browse offshore gas resources through the proposed Burrup Hub.”

The Greater Enfield project is a joint venture between Woodside (60 per cent) and Mitsui E&P (40 per cent).

Greater Enfield is expected to produce 41 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe) for Woodside, contributing to its targeted annual production of 100 MMboe in 2020.

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