Western Gas’s Equus field project is projected to start operations in 2024, located off the coast of Onslow in western Australia. McDermott and Baker Hughes, a GE company will be responsible for the design and engineering for the upstream to LNG development plan.
Overall, the development plan will include three wells linked to a floating production storage offtake (FPSO), an onshore pipeline connection, and a dry gas pipeline connected to a nearshore floating liquified natural gas (FLNG) facility. Going forward, there will be a focus on proposals for the subsea portions, FPSO, FLNG, and pipeline.
The first phase of the project will cover the offshore facility which will include gas dehydration and compression.
Western Gas also announced Goldman Sachs as the project’s financial counterpart. Andrew Leibovitch, Executive Director of Western Gas stated, “The partnering process together with the preparation of the project work packages will deliver Western Gas with the financial, project delivery and operational expertise to drive Equus into production in 2024.”
Unlike other projects, Equus will be completely owned by Western Gas without other coventurers.