TechnipFMC signed an agreement with Inpex for riserless light well intervention (RLWI) services in the Ichthys field in Western Australia.
Under the agreement, TechnipFMC will deploy its deepwater RLWI stack and two Schilling Robotics ROVs, from the Island Performer vessel, to perform riserless well access services on up to 20 subsea wells in the Ichthys field, approximately 220-kilometers offshore of Western Australia, for the Ichthys LNG project beginning in 2017.
TechnipFMC, a company created by the merger of French LNG-engineer Technip and Houston-based FMC Technologies started operations earlier this month.
Ichthys LNG project is expected to start production by the third quarter of 2017, and is set to have an annual LNG production capacity 8.9 mtpa.
The project is a joint venture between Inpex, major partner Total, Taiwan’s CPC Corporation and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Kansai Electric, Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas.