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Xodus awarded Northern Endeavour decommissioning contract

Xodus has been awarded a contract for Phase 1 of the decommissioning of the Northern Endeavour Floating Production Storage and Offtake facility (FPSO).

The global energy consultancy will work on behalf of the Australian government, providing technical and project support services as part of the agreement.

Xodus late life and decommissioning lead Alasdair Gray said the local Xodus team will provide extensive experience to the project.

“We understand environmental sensitivities and the impact these can have on any proposed activity or execution plan,” he said.

“Expert technical advice and careful planning will be critical to the successful decommissioning of the offshore field in a safe and responsible manner.

“We are pleased to provide the necessary support to ensure that the decommissioning strategy is robust and ultimately compliant with regulatory expectations.”

The Northern Endeavour is a 274-metre long FPSO moored in the Timor Sea and stopped producing oil in 2019.

The FPSO and associated oil fields decommissioning was first announced in December 2020, to remove potential risks to the environment.

The government has been responsible for maintaining the Northern Endeavour and associated subsea facilities since February 2020 after its owners, the Northern Oil and Gas Australia (NOGA) group of companies, were placed in liquidation.

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