INPEX awarded Petrofac an integrity and maintenance program development contract by for the Ichthys LNG Project, offshore Western Australia.
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The INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG project is scheduled to begin production at the end of 2016. It will have an initial capacity to produce 8.4mtpa of LNG, 1.6mtpa of liquefied petroleum gas, and approximately 100,000bbl/d of condensate at peak production.
Plant Asset Management,the asset performance management consultancy that is part of the Petrofac Group, will complete the work over the next 20 months. Prior to start-up, Plant Asset Management will deliver a fit for purpose integrity and maintenance program to allow for timely review and acceptance of the maintenance and inspection program by operations personnel, and ensure repair strategies and spares are in place.
Plant Asset Management’s proprietary BuildME asset management program development platform will support the project with a fully integrated work management system build environment. The use of this software solution will offer cost-effective, time-efficient, auditable development and flexible delivery of their services and methodologies.
Close engagement with INPEX through a pilot build and a Stage 1 integration exercise, led by subject matter experts from the business, helped define an execution roadmap and project execution plans, aligned to INPEX’s project objectives. Led locally in Perth from INPEX’s offices, the project will also draw upon significant support from Plant Asset Management’s global consultancy resource. This tried and tested combination has already been used in Queensland to positive effect.
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