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Ichthys FPSO Tandem Mooring & Offloading System

February 4th, 2013

Techflow Marine has secured the contract to supply the Tandem Offloading System to Inpex’s Ichthys FPSO. Techflow Marine’s proven track record for high performance equipment enabled the company to win the contract to supply this system.

The FPSO will be constructed by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Okpo, South Korea.

Once complete, the facility will be towed to the Ichthys Field in the Browse Basin, offshore Western Australia, where it will be permanently moored to the seabed for the life of the project. The 336m by 59m FPSO is designed to hold more than one million barrels of condensate, which will be offloaded periodically to crude oil tankers and shipped directly to market.

Covering 140,000 square kilometres, the Browse Basin is one of the world’s most exciting and prospective exploration areas, and contains some of Australia’s largest gas fields. Located about 220 kilometres offshore Western Australia and 820 kilometres southwest of Darwin, the Ichthys Field covers an area of around 800 square kilometres in water averaging depths of around 250 metres.

The Ichthys Field is estimated to contain more than 12 trillion cubic feet of gas and 500 million barrels of condensate.