WOODSIDE Energy has awarded McDermott with a contract for offshore decommissioning work off Western Australia.

McDermott, an engineering company headquartered in Texas, is to fully remove the Stybarrow disconnectable turret mooring (DTM) buoy as part of the decommissioning of the Stybarrow field.

Woodside’s Stybarrow field, in the northwest cape of Western Australia, was previously operated by BHP. It produced crude oil via a floating production storage and offloading facility until July 2015.

Under the engineering, procurement and removal contract, McDermott will provide project management and engineering services for the recovery, transportation and offloading of the DTM buoy to a suitable onshore yard facility for dismantling and disposal.

Mahesh Swaminathan, senior vice president, subsea and floating facilities at McDermott, said the award demonstrated McDermott’s track record in undertaking diverse deepwater projects.

“It also highlights the critical importance of decommissioning in the offshore industry,” he said.

“With our seamless integration of engineering, fabrication, and offshore mobilisation expertise, we believe we are well-equipped to execute this project efficiently and responsibly, ensuring the safe recovery and removal of the Stybarrow DTM buoy.”

McDermott said its Perth-based team would oversee project management, while teams in Malaysia and Indonesia would provide engineering and fabrication support.

The DTM buoy will be lifted and removed using McDermott’s DLV2000 vessel, which it said would ensure safe and efficient operations throughout the decommissioning process.