McDermott has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and removal contract for offshore decommissioning work by Woodside Energy. The award is for the full removal of the Stybarrow disconnectable turret mooring (DTM) buoy, as part of the decommissioning of the Stybarrow field located in the northwest Cape of Western Australia.
Under the contract scope, McDermott will provide project management and engineering services for the recovery, transportation and offloading of the DTM buoy to a suitable onshore yard facility for dismantling and disposal.
McDermott’s Perth-based team will oversee project management, while engineering and fabrication support will be provided by the team in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Batam, Indonesia. The DTM buoy will be lifted and removed utilizing McDermott’s DLV2000 vessel, ensuring safe and efficient operations throughout the decommissioning process.
The Stybarrow field was located in Commonwealth waters approximately 51 km north-west of the North West Cape of Western Australia and approximately 30 km north-west of the northern boundary of Ningaloo Marine Park (Commonwealth Waters) and approximately 55km west-north-west of Exmouth.
Stybarrow produced crude oil from the Stybarrow and Eskdale reservoirs via a single stand-alone Floating Production Storage and Offloading Facility (FPSO). Production ceased in July 2015 and the FPSO sailed away in August 2015
(Source and image: McDermott – DLV2000 vessel)