Expro said it has secured a new contract to supply a high rate well testing package and ancillary services for the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project in Australia.
The contract, worth over $50m, will see Expro provide well testing, large bore subsea landing string, well intervention, fluid analysis and surface sampling services for a significant scope of development work with an initial phase encompassing more than 20 high rate gas production wells.
The contract scope of supply includes a single train high rate well testing package incorporating Expro’s 175mmscf/day mega-flow recycling test separator and 7” ELSA LBEH – large bore landing string assembly, in addition to wet gas metering and wireline services in order to complete, clean up and prepare the wells prior to moving into the production phase.
Expro’s Well Testing system has been specifically designed to allow wells to be produced at maximum flow rate potential, reducing clean up time and removing drilling mud, debris and completion fluids from the wellbore before handing over to the facility and production operations, according to a statement by Expro.
Work on the project is due to commence in late 2014 to 2017/18.
The Ichthys LNG project, which is currently being built, is expected to produce 8.4 million tonnes of LNG and 1.6 million tonnes of LPG per annum, along with approximately 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.