AGR hired for subsea well intervention on Laminaria

AGR Australia has been hired to execute subsea well intervention on the Laminaria field, located in the Timor Sea, offshore Australia for Northern Oil & Gas Australia (NOGA). 

AGR Australia said on Wednesday it has entered into the final stages of planning for NOGA.

The project, which is due to be carried out in April/May this year using the Stena Clyde drilling rig, has been in the planning stages since last year.

NOGA hired the Stena Clyde semi-submersible rig for this project for a period of 30 days earlier in February.

It is one of a number of subsea maintenance campaigns that AGR has managed for NOGA since its inception, AGR said.

AGR’s track record in well management includes more than 50 wells in Australia and 530 globally.

Andy Perchard, Business Development Manager for AGR in APAC said: “We are delighted to continue our relationship with NOGA, with whom we have an excellent ongoing relationship. We’re also looking forward to working with Stena again, having used the Clyde for a number of exploration and abandonment campaigns in Australia in recent years.”

NOGA acquired a 100% interest in Production Licences WA-18-L and AC/L5 which contain the producing Laminaria and Corallina oil fields and associated infrastructure, including the double-hulled Northern Endeavour FPSO, in April 2016.

The development consists of subsea wells tied back to the FPSO through a system of subsea manifolds, flowlines, umbilicals and dynamic risers.

Crude oil, gas and water from the reservoir are separated on board the FPSO. Oil is stored on the facility in six pairs of tanks, prior to export to trading tankers. The Northern Endeavour is designed to store 1.4 million barrels of oil and process approximately 170,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd).

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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