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Conoco Phillips Bayu-Undan II topsides tie-in project

Buesnel, Kyron (2008) Conoco Phillips Bayu-Undan II topsides tie-in project. Internship Report, Murdoch University.



This document is the final submission for the Engineering Internship unit (ENG450), undertaken at WorleyParsons Resources and Energy for a duration of 19 weeks. The main objective of the final year engineering internship is to provide exposure to the applied world of engineering design or research through a period of workplace employment in a relevant area of engineering. As such, it aims to address and develop several technical and process competencies as defined by Engineers Australia.

As a pre-cursor to the work undertaken as part of the Engineering Internship, the nature of the processes on the concerned facilities (Bayu-Undan) are explored. The scope of the specific Bayu-Undan II project assigned is subsequently defined in pursuit of increased hydrocarbon liquids and LNG production.

The work undertaken, as detailed in this report, encompasses the activities assigned to the Instrumentation and Control discipline in the preliminary 'planning' phase of the project (formally referred to as pre-Front End Engineering Design). These tasks/activities served as the primary deliverables required for this phase of the project.

An Instrument feasibility study is provided to essentially outline the scope of work required from an instrumentation perspective, in order to facilitate the defined 'flow-line' tie-ins to occur. As such, it provides the basis for specification and configuration of the associated instrumentation.

As a means of establishing a basis for the required modifications, the hardware components, layout, architecture and configuration of the control and shutdown systems on the existing facilities is subsequently explored. The modification and/or configuration of the control and shutdown systems, in order to accommodate the defined 'flow-line' tie-ins, are subsequently provided as the control and shutdown systems vendor scope of work. This also includes all required documentation defining the appropriate configuration and/or modification of these systems.

The tasks associated with the specification and procurement of several instrument packages have also been undertaken and are detailed within this report. Where possible, background research regarding instrument components, functionality and required specifications has been included.

Item Type: Internship Report (Bachelor of Engineering)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Energy
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