Barossa Offshore



Contact Details


  David Royle
  (08) 8922 9422
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  Elena Tsangari
  (08) 8922 9422
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  Locations: NT Australia
  Project Value: > AUD $500 Million
  Project Status: Front End Engineering and Design (FEED)
  Project Owner CONOCOPHILLIPS AUSTRALIA BAROSSA PTY LTD

Project Details


Barossa is an offshore gas and light condensate project being progressed by the Barossa Joint Venture comprising ConocoPhillips Australia Barossa Pty Ltd as Operator (ConocoPhillips Australia), Santos Offshore Pty Ltd and SK E&S Australia Pty Ltd.

The project proposes to provide a new source of gas to the existing Darwin LNG facility, subject to suitable commercial arrangements being put in place. It would backfill the facility from 2023 when the existing offshore gas supply from the Bayu-Undan offshore field is expected to be exhausted.

Development of the large discovered Barossa resource will extend the operating life of the existing DLNG facility for 20-plus years, thereby continuing to help meet future global demand for natural gas and contributing significant income and employment opportunities for Australia.


Development Concept

The offshore development area is located within Commonwealth waters of the Bonaparte Basin, about 300 km north of Darwin, Northern Territory. The area encompasses petroleum retention lease NT/RL5 and potential future phased development in the smaller Caldita Field to the south in petroleum retention lease NT/RL6. ConocoPhillips holds a 37.5% interest in permits NTRL5 and NTRL6, SK E&S (37.5%) and Santos (25%).

In April 2018 Barossa entered the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase of development. During this phase, the costs and technical definition will be finalised, gas and condensate sales agreements progressed and access arrangements negotiated with the owners of the DLNG facility and Bayu-Darwin Pipeline.

The project development concept includes a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility, subsea production system, supporting in-field subsea infrastructure and a gas export pipeline. The FPSO facility will separate the natural gas and condensate extracted from the field with the dry gas transported via the export pipeline for onshore processing. The condensate will be exported directly from the FPSO to offtake tankers.

The proposed new gas export pipeline will be 260-290 km long and would connect to the existing Bayu-Undan to Darwin pipeline in Commonwealth waters, subject to agreed commercial arrangements. The export pipeline route is still subject to refinement and therefore a pipeline corridor has been identified to allow flexibility at this early stage in the design phase.


Procurement Approach

The procurement approach for major scopes, such as the FPSO, Subsea, Export Pipeline and Drilling, will be through a combination of Engineering, Procurement and Construction/Installation (EPC/I), leasing or direct contracting and procurement by ConocoPhillips Australia. 

Design of the facilities will be undertaken in accordance with the Project’s design basis and include Company standards and specifications, Australian, ISO and other international standards and codes, including those broadly adopted in the Australian oil and gas industry and in line with local industry practice.

Limited procurement activity is expected during FEED with most expected to occur post-FID. ConocoPhillips Australia has partnered with the Industry Capability Network NT to assist with Australian vendor identification and to raise awareness and communicate opportunities to provide goods and services to the project. To register for potential opportunities please submit an expression of interest below. 

Supplier briefings are being held in Perth on 31 July 2018 and Darwin on 2 August 2018 as part of the Australian Industry Participation (AIP) Plan for the Project, approved by the Commonwealth Government. The briefings will raise awareness of the Project and communicate opportunities to Australian entities to supply key goods and services. For further information on how to attend these briefings contact ICN.

Further details of the project are available at http://www.conocophillips.com.au/our-business-activities/our-projects/Pages/BarossaProject.aspx

The AIP Plan summary is available at https://www.industry.gov.au/sites/g/files/net3906/f/aip/conocophillips_barossa_project_summary_28may18.pdf

ConocoPhillips Australia Exploration Pty Ltd General Terms & Conditions are available at http://www.conocophillips.com.au/our-business-activities/supply-chain-west/Pages/SupplyChain_Exploration.aspx

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Work Packages


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OPEN LISTINGS    AWARDED    CLOSED LISTINGS    OTHER
OPEN FOR EOI    INCOMPLETE EOI    EOI COMPLETED
STATUS   DRILLING    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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RFI01 DRBAR DRL MODU Provision of Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit s MODU10 Oct 187 Nov 181 Nov 19
Provision of Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit/s (MODU) to drill, complete and flow 6 subsea production wells 300 kilometres north of Darwin, Northern Territory, within the Bonaparte Basin, located in the Timor Sea. Please refer to attached brief scope for further information.
STATUS   GENERAL    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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Barossa Project - General updates1 May 185 Dec 19 
Express interest to be kept informed of project progression.
STATUS   PROJECT SERVICES    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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20180601-AUW-Independent Validation Body (IVB) Services8 Jun 186 Jul 18 
Please refer to attached brief scope of works for further information
STATUS   SUBSEA AND EXPORT PIPELINE    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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201805011-AUW Fibre Optic Communication System22 May 1819 Jun 181 Nov 19
The scope of this work package is the provision of a high bandwidth (5 Gbps), low latency, fibre optic cable telecommunications system between the Barossa FPSO and Perth. Please refer to attached brief scope of works for further information.
20180503a-AUW Transport and Installation of Export Pipeline14 May 1811 Jun 181 Nov 19
The scope of this work package is the Transportation and Installation of the Barossa Gas Export Pipeline(GEP)- a 26", high pressure subsea pipeline approximately 260km long. Please refer attached brief scope for further information.
20180503b-AUW EPCI of Export Pipeline14 May 1811 Jun 181 Nov 19
The scope of this work package is the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of the Barossa Gas Export Pipeline (GEP)- a 26", high pressure subsea pipeline approximately 260km long.
Please refer to attached brief scope for further information.
20180504-AUW Production and Service Riser Supply14 May 1811 Jun 181 Nov 19
Please refer to attached brief scope for further information.
20180505-AUW Gas Export Riser Supply14 May 1811 Jun 181 Nov 19
Please refer to attached brief scope for further information.
20180508-AUW Diverless Bend Stiffener Connections DBSC) Supply24 Jul 1821 Aug 181 Nov 19
The DBSC scope comprises supply of 18-off DBSCs for the Barossa project, consisting of 10-off initial installation phase and 8-off future phase. Please refer to attached brief scope for further information
20180509-AUW Umbilical Supply14 May 1811 Jun 181 Nov 19
Please refer to attached brief scope for further information.
20180510a-AUW Subsea Umbilical Riser and Flowline (SURF) Transportation and Installation14 May 1811 Jun 181 Nov 19
Please refer to attached brief scope for further information.
20180510b-AUW Subsea Umbilical Riser and Flowline Engineering Procurement Construction Installation14 May 1811 Jun 181 Nov 19
Please refer attached brief scope for further information.