McDermott International Ltd. (McDermott) has been awarded a contract to provide front end engineering and design (FEED) services for the INPEX-operated Ichthys Liquefied Natural Gas Field Development. The award is for a booster compression module FEED with optional engineering, procurement, and construction for the project. The booster compression module will be added to the Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) offshore central processing facility. McDermott is also undertaking umbilicals, risers, and flowlines as part of an expansion of the existing Ichthys LNG facilities.
Located about 137 miles (220 km) offshore Western Australia and 510 miles (820 km) southwest of Darwin, Australia, the Ichthys Field covers an area of around 309 sq.mi. (800 km2) in water averaging depths of around 820 ft. (250 m).