ConocoPhillips Bayu Undan Project
Joint Production Development Area, Australia
JDR has delivered 29 km of umbilicals to ConocoPhillips for Phase 3 of the Bayu Undan development project. The umbilicals were produced from JDR’s facility in Hartlepool, UK.
Bayu‐Undan is a gas and condensate field located offshore approximately 500km north‐west of Darwin in the Timor Sea, and 250km south of East Timor. The field is located on a 160km² structure, in approximately 80m of water depth. ConocoPhillips operates the project and holds a 56.94% working interest. Partners are ENI, Santos, Inpex, Tokyo Electric Power and Tokyo Gas.
Commercial production began in April 2004, delivering 115,000bpd of condensate and LPG through a gas recycle scheme. The second phase of development, the gas phase, began production in February 2006. This involved the extraction of lean gas from the reservoir and transportation to Darwin on Australia’s northern coast via a 500km, 26in pipeline where it is liquefied at a single‐train processing plant located at Wickham Point then shipped as LNG to customers Tokyo Electric Power and Tokyo Gas in Japan.
The 25x15km field will require approximately 26 wells over its lifetime to produce the reserves. Since production start‐up, most of the necessary wells to exploit the core area have been drilled from either the Drilling Production Platform (DPP) or the existing satellite Wellhead Platform. The field remaining life is estimated to be around 13 to 15 years and in order to sustain gas and condensate production, access to peripheral areas of the field is necessary. The new areas of the field will be accessed via stand‐alone wells to be tied‐back to the central production facilities.