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European player wins role at major Asian LNG project

European player wins role at major Asian LNG project

Dutch survey contractor Fugro has won a major award from Japan’s Inpex for the Abadi liquefied natural gas project in Indonesia.

The agreement marks a step forward for the Abadi LNG project, which is is touted to produce 9.5 million tonnes per annum of LNG and bolster energy security across Indonesia and the wider Asian region, with its initial cargo targeted for 2020.

Under the contract, Fugro will carry out geophysical and geotechnical surveys for the front-end engineering and design of offshore production facilities.

The surveys will also facilitate the development of a subsea pipeline to the onshore LNG terminal and the carbon dioxide injection infrastructure vital for the project’s success.

Fugro said it has lined up its deepwater autonomous underwater vehicle Echo Surveyor 8 and a robotic seafloor drill for the work, operating from Indonesian support vessels. The surveys are due to begin in the second quarter of 2024.

Located within the Masela block near Indonesia’s maritime boundary with Australia, Abadi has been through a few development iterations, including floating LNG, and several delays during its lifetime since being discovered by Inpex in December 2000.

Source: Upstremonline.com