Barrow Island Engineering Services

Chevron Australia

Barrow and Thevenard Islands, Western Australia

Contract Period
October 2008 - October 2013


The scope of services included the comprehensive management and implementation of a portfolio of projects and asset support activities. The work scope may have included any combination of the following activities:

  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Integrity Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Problem Identification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Concept Development
  • Detailed Design
  • Procurement
  • Management & Administration
  • Offsite Fabrication
  • QC / Inspection
  • Expediting
  • Installation supervision
  • Commissioning Support
  • Close out
  • Tech. Information Management
  • Personnel Secondments
  • Third Party Services
  • On-site construction

Clough Wood provided resources for the following functions at all appropriate locations as required to perform the service:

  • Project Management
  • HSE Management
  • Management of subcontractors and third party suppliers
  • Management and Supervision of personnel employed or engaged by Clough Wood
  • Personnel & IR Management
  • Engineering Design & Drafting
  • Maintenance Management preparation (i.e. development of changes to maintenance management systems for systems/equipment effected by projects and modifications carried out)
  • QA/QC (including inspectors and Non-Destructive Testing(NDT)
  • Planning & Scheduling
  • Estimating & Cost Control
  • Procurement services
  • Administration & support services

Chevron Australia operates oil production facilities at Barrow Island (BWI) situated 96km north of Onslow and Thevenard Island (TVI) 22km north west of Onslow.

The Barrow Island oilfield produces oil from multiple reservoirs, ranging from 350m to 2050m below sea level, with the main producing formation, the Windalia, providing 95% of the total Barrow Island oil production. The reservoirs are drained by some 467 producing wells, which produce oil, water and natural gas. Production is brought to the surface using a variety of different techniques, including sucker rod pumping, gas lift, progressive cavity displacement pumps and natural flow.

Significant portfolio projects delivered under the services include:

  • BWI Gas lift well conversion
  • BWI Large bore interstation GRE pipeline remediation
  • Power station reliability improvements
  • BWI Gorgon power supply
  • BWI Technical controls remediation
  • BWI Reliability improvement