Paris based Doris Engineering has recently completed an engineering study for Western Gas, a Perth based operator, who is looking at developing the Equus gas field on the North West Shelf by 2023. The Paris and Perth teams successfully interfaced with Western Gas which allowed DORIS Engineering to demonstrate its strong capabilities in performing screening and concept select studies for subsea developments.
Benoit Lamoureux, Doris Managing Director, Asia Pacific, commented on the successful partnership with Western Gas: “taking advantage of Doris’ strong track record in field development studies, we engaged with Western Gas locally and delivered a fit for purpose study that met Western Gas’ expectations and needs. We look forward to continuing our working relation with Western Gas and wish them the best for Equus”. Doris’ performance, was once again, recognized by client, as Andrew Leibovitch, CEO of Western Gas explained: “thanks to Doris, Western Gas was able to investigate alternative options for developing the Equus field, which allowed us to move forward with our base case and consequently issued the RFP to secure a local partner. Doris’ work was of high quality and we will definitely consider their engineering support in the future”.
The Equus gas and condensate fields are located in the Carnarvon Basin, about 200 kilometres north-west of Onslow in Western Australia. Development will be phased, with the initial development comprising three production wells linked by subsea infrastructure to a floating production storage and offloading facility.
Facilities on-board the offshore facility will include gas dehydration, condensate stripping and gas compression. Water depth at the well locations is about 1000m to 1200m.
Dry sales gas will be piped to shore by way of a 220km pipeline. Landfall will be near Onslow, which has in recent years undergone a significant transformation to become a regional service centre to the oil and gas industry, including the establishment of a multi-user port and strategic industrial area.
Onshore facilities will be dependent on the outcome of gas marketing arrangements. (Source: Doris Engineering)