UK AND US offshore engineering specialist TechnipFMC has secured a new contract with Woodside Energy for work tied to the Pluto LNG project on the North West Shelf.

TechnipFM, originally a French company but now based in Newcastle, UK, with operational headquarters in Houston, Texas, has a framework agreement with Woodside under which the Pyxis, Lambert Deep, Greater Western Flank Phase 3 and Julimar projects have been delivered.

The latest award covers a “significant” integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation (iEPCI™) contract under which TechnipFMC will design, manufacture, and install the subsea production system, flexible pipe, and umbilicals for the third Xena Infill well (XNA03) to support ongoing production from Pluto.  Xena is located northwest of Karratha.

The award follows an integrated front end engineering design (iFEED™) study and will use the company’s Subsea 2.0 production system. Xena Phase 3 will be tied back to existing subsea infrastructure previously supplied by TechnipFMC.

Jonathan Landes, President, Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented: “We are proud to be delivering a fully integrated project from concept to execution. This project will help our long-term client meet their objectives, demonstrating the favorable impact iFEED™, iEPCI™, and Subsea 2.0® can have on project economics.”

For TechnipFMC, a “significant” contract is worth between US$75 million and $250 million.