Oil & Gas

09 Jul 2024

Shell Awards Wood Prelude FlNG EPC Contract

09 Jul 2024  by gasworld   
Wood has won a six-year contract to provide brownfield engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCm) solutions for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquified Natural Gas (FLNG) facility in Western Australia.

Wood CEO Ken Gilmartin said LNG is a key transition fuel as industry balances the need for global energy security with the importance of urgent reduction in carbon emissions.

The deal builds on its 70-year global relationship with Shell to deliver integrated brownfield engineering solutions for Prelude, billed as the world’s largest floating offshore gas facility.

He said, “The contract will draw on our global LNG expertise and underlines our position as a market leader for brownfield engineering across Australia.”

Prelude is an operational FLNG facility, located offshore, north-north east of Broome.

The 488m long and 74m wide Prelude FLNG is designed to extract, liquefy and store natural gas at sea, before it is transferred and shipped to customers, and is designed to remain moored in the field for at least 25 years.

Prelude is supported by three infield support vessels, which provide security surveillance, emergency standby and product transfer support.

Other multi-purpose supply vessels provide additional transport and logistical support, out of Darwin, which houses equipment and spare parts.

Shell’s Crux natural gas field, which will be operated remotely from Prelude, remains a long term backfill opportunity.

On the opposite side of Australia, Shell’s QGC business has started work on a new set of onshore natural gas wells to supply domestic and export customers. Approximately 138 newly planned gas wells will be drilled and connected in the Western Downs region of Queensland.


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