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9th December 2017

Woodside awards ICON Greater Enfield subsea rig interface work

Woodside awards ICON Greater Enfield subsea rig interface work
  • ICON to deliver engineering design and fabrication services

  • Celebrates 20 years with contract from Woodside

Ensco DPS1 semi-submersible offshore drilling rig

ICON has won a significant scope of subsea rig interface work on Ensco's DPS1 semi-submersible drilling rig for the Greater Enfield development


Woodside has awarded ICON Engineering a scope of works providing subsea rig interfaces for the Greater Enfield oil development project.

The work involves detailed design and fabrication in both Perth and Singapore, shipyard installation and offshore commissioning for the interfaces.

The Greater Enfield Project is a joint venture between Woodside (Operator, 60%) and Mitsui E&P Australia Pty Ltd (40%), and is located in Commonwealth waters 60 km off Exmouth in Western Australia.

Greater Enfield location map.jpg

The Greater Enfield is located offshore Western Australia


Greater Enfield will develop the Laverda Canyon, Norton over Laverda (WA-59-L) and Cimatti (WA-28-L) oil accumulations.

These reserves will be produced via a 31 km subsea tie-back to the Ngujima-Yin floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility, which is currently located over the Vincent oil field.

Ngujima-Yin FPSO

The Greater Enfield subsea development will be produced into the Ngujima-Yin floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility, which is currently located over the Vincent oil field.


ICON Engineering Managing Director David Field said: “Woodside has been a client of ICON's for 20 years.  It's fitting that in our 20th year, we're able to continue support for Woodside with the development of the Greater Enfield oilfield, and other projects."

Celebrates 20 years of Legendary Innovations and Practical Solutions

2017 marks the 20 year anniversary of the formation of ICON. 

"ICON could not have achieved this 20 year milestone without the support of its valued clients, and the dedication of the many brilliant staff who have worked with us over this time.  Our staff are our primary assets," he said.

In its 20 year history ICON has achieved a significant number of industry and technical innovations, and has patented a number of drilling equipment and small field development designs for small field wellhead platforms, monopods and minnowpods.

ICON's range of Advanced Riser Tension Protector compensated tension lift frames (CTLF) have won acceptance with safety conscious oil and gas operators who are conducting deepwater drilling operations, and have been used from Africa through to the Australasia region. 

In recent times ICON has signed JV arrangements with a number of international partners which offer unique selling propositions for the cost-effective development of marginal and small oilfields.

Further Information for Editors

•          ICON has installed more offshore platforms with jackup drilling rigs than any other company worldwide and is expert in minimal facilities installation techniques such as Minnowpods, Monopods and Annex wellhead platforms.

•          ICON’s work won a British Government engineering award for the innovative North Sea design and installation method of Shell’s Skiff oilfield and installed the first fixed wellhead platform in the Timor Sea.

•          ICON has carried out the deepest and lowest cost deployment of flexible flowlines carried out from a semi-submersible drilling rig in Australia and has pioneered mini-floatover technology for installing small topsides in weight range up to 1200 tonnes.

•          ICON are world leaders in the supply of conductor tensioning systems for jackup drilling rigs from the Gippsland Basin to the Gulf of Mexico and is renowned for completing difficult upgrades to drilling rigs outside shipyards in remote offshore locations.

•          ICON’s growing equipment division sells and rents equipment internationally and focuses on developing niche equipment to support construction and drilling operations.

•          ICON designs and manufactures heave compensated systems for drilling locked to bottom well test conditions.

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