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Offshore Topsides Capability & Experience

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Corporate Overview WorleyParsons is a leading provider of project delivery and consulting services to the resources & energy sectors and complex process industries. Our services cover the full asset spectrum both in size and lifecycle – from the creation of new assets to services that sustain and enhance operating assets. Our business has been built by working closely with our customers through longterm relationships, anticipating their needs, and delivering inventive solutions through streamlined, proprietary project delivery systems. Strong growth continues to characterize our performance both through organic development and through strategic acquisition as we strive to provide tailored services wherever our customers need us.

EcoNomics™ is our enterprise-wide framework that ensures profitable integration of environmental, social and financial sustainability into our customers’ projects and operating assets. It is a seamless extension of our established project delivery capability, providing customers with competitive business advantage by enhancing project risk management and improving sustainability performance. We are committed to working with our customers to turn their sustainability objectives, commitments and opportunities into profitable business outcomes.

Zero Harm is our corporate vision for health, safety and the environment (HSE). We are committed to our vision; it applies to all of our operations, at all times, in all locations, and at all levels of responsibility. We will actively work to align our expectations and behaviours with those required to achieve our vision through a dedication to continuous improvement. The launch of our integrity management framework, OneWay™, enables us to further align and consolidate our global systems and procedures and continue to work with our personnel to reinforce a culture that underpins our drive to achieve our corporate differentiator of industry leadership in HSE performance.

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Offshore Topsides WorleyParsons is a global leader in EPCM, PMC and Asset Management Services of hydrocarbon offshore topsides and substructures.


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WorleyParsons is located in all major offshore development areas in the world including Gulf of Mexico, Middle East, North Sea, Australia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia, Russia and South America. WorleyParsons is able to deliver optimal topsides design on schedule and within budget - based on our 60+ years of hydrocarbons experience and design of over 420 topsides worldwide. Our flexible approach allows us to work closely with our customers and offshore topsides fabricators in integrated teams. Our extensive offshore experience ensures that we deliver solutions that provide inherent safety in design, technical integrity and best project value. WorleyParsons is one of the few global companies with the resources, technical capabilities and systems to meet the demands of the world’s largest and most complex integrated float-over decks (IFDs). We provide the full range of phased services from feasibility studies, concept selection, FEED, detail design, procurement, construction management services, installation and hook-up commissioning, as well as operations / maintenance support and end of life decommissioning. Our design experience covers the full range of offshore topsides concepts including: • Fixed platforms (including substructures) • Floating facilities (FSOs, FPSOs, FLNG, TLPs and semi-subs) • Oil & Gas processing facilities • Gas compression export or re-injection and crude export facilities • Utilities and accommodation facilities • Minimum facility platforms (MFPs) • Mega decks, including IFDs weighing over 36,000 tonnes • Extreme conditions - seismic, cyclonic and Arctic • Special packages – LPG fractionation, dehydration and Hg, CO2, H2S removal.

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Capability Overview WorleyParsons’ offshore hydrocarbons capability is recognized as one of the best in the world. Our agility to deliver tailored solutions, no matter the scale of the project or location of the facility, is a key performance hallmark.

Greenfield Topsides WorleyParsons has an extensive and proven track proven record in the design of large, integrated topsides exceeding 36,000 tonnes installed weight. We are fully conversant with the detailed design challenges and the critical elements including:safety in design, fabrication method, installation method, weight control, drilling facilities design, living quarters design and optimizing overall topsides design for fabrication in Asia.

Brownfield Topsides WorleyParsons Improve delivers an extensive list of long-term service contracts for many existing offshore facilities. We provide services ranging from small maintenance projects through to major shutdown projects including debottlenecking, upgrades and refurbishments. We specialise in portfolio management through our streamlined, proprietary project delivery systems which are scalable to any project size.

FPSOs and FSOs WorleyParsons has been involved in over 70 ship shaped facilities (52 FPSOs, 24 FSOs and 2 FPUs) in 22 countries. Our involvement ranges from concept screening studies through to extensive FEED and EPCM deliveries for new-builds, hull conversions including design of the associated topsides and mooring systems.

TLPs, SPARs and Semi-submersibles The key to WorleyParsons success is an interface management capability that incorporates naval architecture, hull and topsides design, mooring and riser design along with construction, transportation and installation operations support. WorleyParsons has designed 16 of total 21 currently sanctioned tension leg platforms and has participated in over 20 semi-submersibles projects.

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Mega Decks WorleyParsons has a long history in the development of integrated deck float-over installations and has been instrumental in the development of the analysis and engineering techniques required to expand the range of applicability of the floatover installation. We have designed the world’s largest floatover installed, single integrated topsides, exceeding 36,000 tonnes installed weight.

Minimum Facility Platforms Lightweight, generic, low-cost, offshore Minimal Facilities Platforms (MFPs) are a speciality in WorleyParsons. Cost effective wellhead platform solutions can be developed for both marginal and large multi-drill centre fields. WorleyParsons has set new industry benchmarks and won a number of awards of its innovative designs in this field.

Arctic Conditions WorleyParsons are world leaders in the design and construction support of offshore facilities located in remote, hostile environments. Innovative solutions have consistently been implemented to solve the unique challenges in these environments. WorleyParsons has provided engineering and procurement services for the largest float-over platform in the world, to be located in the sub-arctic Russian waters.

Hook-up and Commissioning WorleyParsons has experience and capability in HUC services for brownfield and greenfield Offshore Topsides including preparation of strategies and detailed commissioning documents, management and supervision, technical labour, procurement, sub-contract coordination including support vessels and HSE and Industrial Relations management.

Fixed Substructures WorleyParsons has experience and capability in FEED and detail design of fixed substructures for Offshore Topsides including steel framed structures, gravity based structures (GBS) made of both steel and concrete designs ranging from the shallow waters of the Middle East to the deep waters of the North West Shelf of Australia.

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Select Offshore Topsides Decisions made during the initial stages of offshore facilities design have the greatest potential to positively impact the ultimate business outcome.

As offshore facilities move to deeper waters and more extreme climatic conditions, selection of the right facility concept and topsides becomes even more important. WorleyParsons has developed a design tool to quickly evaluate costs of hundreds of topside options and select the most optimal solution for the facility.

Select is an integral part of the WorleyParsons global project delivery capability that assists customers by bringing together high-end technical skills alongside extensive practical experience in project execution to deliver best in class front end studies. Select draws on WorleyParsons’ diverse global skill set giving access to experience gained on new field developments across a diverse range of locations and environments. Our brownfields experience, gained through involvement in over 37 long-term service contracts, enables customers to cost effectively maximize and maintain asset value. Select is able to draw on the available experience within the WorleyParsons Group to provide strategic advice and financial analysis for projects early in the development cycle. Select provides services to asset owners, operators and investors, utilizing WorleyParsons’ ‘real-world’ experience in total project delivery, asset operation and industry best practice. This capability enables customers to be confident that the critical decisions made in the conceptual stages of a project will support their ultimate business objectives. In all areas of expertise Select offer its customers unparalleled access to: • • • •

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A diverse and experienced offshore topsides design team, many of whom are leaders in their field Strong technical competencies providing extensive front-end value adding opportunities for topside design A focus that matches the customer’s business objectives with the underlying economics of the market and region. Innovative and creative thinkers to identify, evaluate and pursue strategic opportunities.

Project Browse Basin Development Customer Woodside Energy Ltd Project Location Western Australia Phases The Browse basin field lies 300km offshore in a water depth of 400m. The gas reserves are considered high enough to support a dedicated LNG facility. Select has been assisting Woodside to determine the optimal development scenario to best meet its business objectives. Possible development scenarios that have been considered include gas export to new onshore LNG facilities in either Darwin, or the Kimberly, transport to the existing LNG facilities on the Burrup or possible offshore LNG options including floating facilities or fixed offshore structures in neighboring shallow water.

Project Jasmine Area Development Project Customer ConocoPhillips Project Location Central North Sea, UK Phases The North Sea Jasmine field was discovered in June 2006. The Jasmine development comprises a new wellhead platform tied back to the ConocoPhillips operated Judy platform via a new multiphase pipeline and new riser platform, bridge linked to the existing Judy platform. The Jasmine Wellhead Platform includes a test separator, flare, metering and will be supported by a new bridge-linked living quarters platform. WorleyParsons has been engaged by ConocoPhillips (as Operator) and their joint venture partners BG and ENI to perform FEL 2, FEL 3, detailed design and procurement services to develop the Jasmine field. Courtesy of ConocoPhillips

Project Shtokman Floating Production Unit Customer GazProm Project Locatio0n Russian Arctic Shelf Phases WorleyParsons performed the pre-Front End Engineering Design (FEED) services for the Shtokman Development in the Barents Sea. The Shtokman gas/condensate field is in the Russian sector of the Barents Sea about 600 kilometres northeast of the city of Murmansk. The production vessel is a ship-shape hull capable of withstanding the sea ice conditions that may occur at the site and topsides capable of processing 70 million cubic metres per day of gas plus associated liquids.

Project Equus Offshore Facilities Customer Hess Project Location Western Australia Phases WorleyParsons performed the pre-FEED services for the Equus Offshore Facilities in the NorthWest Shelf of Australia. The facilities comprise a semi-submersible production facility, including risers and moorings. The pre-FEED phase was executed by the Select / INTECSEA team in Australia. The offshore development in located 180km north of Exmouth, Western Australia, in water depths of over 1000m. The facility design flow rate is 325 MMscfd and includes gas / liquid separation, glycol regeneration, gas dehydration and gas / condensate export.

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Deliver Offshore Topsides WorleyParsons has a long history of successfully delivering topsides from minimum facilities through to the world’s heaviest offshore integrated topsides in some of the harshest corners of the planet. Proven Delivery WorleyParsons has an outstanding track record in the successful delivery of some of the world’s largest greenfield and brownfield asset developments. Drawing upon this capability and experience enables WorleyParsons to deliver projects on schedule and within budget. WorleyParsons’ position in the industry is characterized by its involvement in the development of numerous offshore production facilities, including many of the world’s largest and technically most challenging projects. WorleyParsons has the size and experience, as well as the independence, to provide services in all phases of project development. Understanding Our Customers WorleyParsons consistently demonstrates an insight to operators’ needs and the optimum solution from a full lifecycle perspective. At the beginning of each project WorleyParsons strives to understand the client’s key project drivers and we gear our execution plan and performance measurements around meeting these goals. We are also happy to work in an integrated environment with client teams. Our design processes formally include constructability, operability and maintainability reviews as part of our project assurance efforts. Full Range of Services WorleyParsons has a demonstrated record of providing Project Management and EPCM services for major offshore production facilities worldwide as well as extended and specialist services including: • Project Management

• Naval Architecture

• Detailed Design

• Hook up and Commissioning

• Procurement Services

• Decommissioning

• Construction Support

WorleyParsons is one of the world’s largest providers of Program Management Consultancy (PMC) and Program Management Team (PMT) services.

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Project Sakhalin-1 Project, Arkutun-Dagi Field Development Customer Exxon Neftegas Limited Project Location Russia Phases WorleyParsons, through Sakhneftegas Engineering, is providing engineering and procurement services for an offshore platform to be located in the sub-arctic Russian waters. The offshore platform will be the largest open-water floatover topsides in the world and the location brings additional project challenges of an arctic environment and comprehensive Russian regulations and certification requirements. The field will be developed using a gravity based structure (GBS) to support the integrated production / drilling topsides.

Project Bayu Undan Gas Recycle Project Customer ConocoPhillips Project Location Timor Sea Phases The single largest and most completed offshore facility in the southern hemisphere, project value USD 2.2 billion. WorleyParsons delivered the pre-FEED and via joint venture delivered the FEED, detailed design, procurement and supported fabrication, installation and commissioning. WorleyParsons is currently executing the long-term engineering services contract to support the operation of this facility. The Bayu Undan surface facilities consist of three primary components: the Central Processing (CPP) Complex, Wellhead Platform (WP1) and the Floating Storage and Off-loading vessel (FSO).

Project Platong Gas II Customer Chevron Project Location Thailand Phases The project is an expansion to the existing Platong complex, located in the Gulf of Thailand. Located in 70+ meters of water, the project involved installing a new gas processing platform (PLCPP2) and a new 200 bed living quarters (PLLQ2) platform. Both platforms will be bridge linked to existing facilities. The WorleyParsons scope covered conceptual design engineering FEED, and procurement services including the purchase of long lead equipment. In addition, three new subsea trunklines will be installed to supply the new facilities with gas and condensate. Brownfield tie-ins and system de-bottlenecking on the existing Platong Complex will also be undertaken.

Project Umm Shaif Injection Facilities (USGIF) Customer ADMA OPCO Project Location United Arab Emirates Phases The USGIF project is the first phase of a major redevelopment of the Umm Shaif Field, located in the Abu Dhabi sector of the Arabian Gulf. WorleyParsons originally performed the FEED for the USGIF in Perth directly for ADMA OPCO and we were subsequently engaged by HHI to provide detailed engineering for its EPC contract for the facilities. Detailed engineering was executed in various locations with the majority of the work performed in Kuala Lumpur. The project was successfully delivered against extreme schedule demands driven by the long lead times on procured equipment.

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Project North Rankin Redevelopment (NR2) Project Customer Woodside Energy Limited Project Location Western Australia Phases The Woodside operated North West Shelf North Rankin Redevelopment Project will recover remaining low pressure reserves from the North Rankin and Perseus fields and is scheduled for completion in 2012. The NR2 Project involves the construction and installation of a new gas processing facility – North Rankin B (NRB) alongside the existing North Rankin A (NRA) platform. WorleyParsons provided the FEED detail design and procurement services for both the new platform (in joint venture with KBR) and significant modifications to NRA (in joint venture with Transfield Services).

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Improve Offshore Topsides WorleyParsons has a long history and is one of the world’s leading service providers for brownfield offshore facilities through our Improve contracts. WorleyParsons has a long history and is one of the world’s leading service providers for brownfield offshore facilities through our Improve contracts.


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WorleyParsons values long-term service contracts; it is a skill that has been forged within the company to become a fundamental part of our working culture. Our Improve business has been built by working closely with our customers through long term relationships, anticipating their needs and delivering innovative solutions through streamlined, proprietary project delivery systems. Strong growth continues to characterize our performance both through organic development and through strategic acquisition as we strive to provide tailored services wherever our customers need us. • Focus on core competencies • Establish a close working relationship resulting in more efficient project delivery • Utilize WorleyParsons to share in risks and rewards

Some of the benefits resulting from long-term service contracts are: • • • • •

Continuous improvement in safety procedures Progressive reduction in Opex and minor Capex budgets through a process of rationalization and efficiency improvements The efficient use of labour on a short term basis The ability to develop long-term working relationships and to invest in developing asset specific skills and knowledge Transparency and the assurance that the investment is focussed on the best business return.

Our success is dependent on our customers being successful.

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Project Global Offshore and Subsea Engineering Services Contracts Customer BP Project Location Houston, USA Phases WorleyParsons and INTECSEA have been selected to provide engineering and project management services to support BP’s global offshore production and subsea facilities. BP has adopted the use of long-term contracts to ensure its substantial program of offshore and subsea development projects is delivered safely with technical integrity and high, long-term operating efficiency. This contract also includes brownfield topsides modifications for BP’s Gulf of Mexico (GoM) producing assets (Atlantis, Holstein, Horn Mountain, Mad Dog, Marlin, Na Kika, and Pompano), as well as topsides work associated with tiebacks executed by the BP GoM Subsea Projects Group services.

Project Integrated Services Contract Gas Projects Customer Woodside Project Location Western Australia Phases Over the past 15 years Woodside have become a significant player in the global hydrocarbons market. Since 1995 they have contracted Transfield Worley to provide sustaining capital and operations support services to their assets on the North West Shelf. Transfield Worley was awarded the provision of project management, engineering and design, procurement and installation services for brownfield projects, and shutdown and maintenance services for Woodside’s gas assets including the provision of skilled trades persons. The scope encompasses LNG, LPG and DOMGAS plants as well as associated offshore facilities including two of the world’s largest gas production platforms and a floating production, storage and off take vessel.

Project Maintain Production Potential Program Customer Saudi Aramco Project Location Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Phases WorleyParsons provides engineering and project management services via a multicultural team on our Saudi Aramco Maintain Potential Program (MPP) contract, based in Saudi Arabia (Al-Khobar). This multicultural team has in excess of 320 personnel with approximately 30% Saudi nationals, 30% Filipino nationals, and 30% US, UK and Australian nationals. The transparent and structured sharing of project information ensures the team has a common goal with set tasks and milestones. Consistency in management delivery and decision making provides clarity and eliminates ambiguity. As a result, this diverse team provides an optimal service to Saudi Aramco.

Project Maui B FPSO - EPCM and Asset Support Customer Shell Todd Project Location Phases The Whakaaropai FPSO is a converted tanker with a SOFEC external turret and topsides facilities. Installed in 114m (375 ft) water depth, the FPSO was located on the Maui B field offshore New Zealand. WorleyParsons provided services for concept selection, detail design, construction management for the facility development and maintenance support for the FPSO located off New Zealand.

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Hydrocarbons Capability WorleyParsons’ Offshore Topsides capability is complemented by the following Hydrocarbons sub-sectors. Arctic and Cold Climate WorleyParsons and INTECSEA are world leaders in design and construction of oil and gas production facilities located in remote, hostile environments. Innovative solutions are required to solve unique challenges associated with projects, above and below the ice. Gas Processing WorleyParsons has designed and built more than 400 gas processing plants around the world. Locations have ranged from deserts of the Middle East, the jungles of South-east Asia to the Arctic regions of Canada. Floating Production Systems From our extensive experience with 100+ floating production systems projects including , FSOs , FPSOs, TLPs, SPARs, Semi-submersibles, floating LNG Re-gas and floating LNG production we can offer our customers a truly concept neutral approach within the early selection phase. Heavy Oil and Oil Sands As the world’s oil resource is getting heavier, producers worldwide must find production solutions for heavy oil and in-situ bitumen production. WorleyParsons is a leader in this area with nearly 40 years of experience. INTECSEA INTECSEA is a global company within the WorleyParsons Group and combines all the group’s capabilities for offshore pipelines, subsea production, marine production risers and floating production systems (including all types of deepwater hulls, tendon and mooring systems). LNG WorleyParsons’ track record in LNG / FLNG production and LNG regas extends from opportunity evaluation studies and concept/technology selection, through front end engineering design (FEED), and detailed engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) for both greenfield and brownfield LNG developments.

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Onshore Developments With much of the world’s easy to produce oil already recovered, WorleyParsons increasingly assists customers on projects employing a range of secondary and tertiary Enhanced Recovery (ER) techniques. Pipeline Systems WorleyParsons’ dedicated Pipeline and Terminals group operates from centres of expertise in onshore pipelines, compressor and metering stations, Geomatics and SCADA systems. Petrochemicals With expertise gained over 600 projects in over 30 countries, our experience covers the manufacture or processing of over 65 types of chemicals and petrochemicals (from Acetic acid to Xylene crystallization). Refining With over 55 years of experience we have completed 23 grassroots refineries including supporting utility systems, product terminals and offsite facilities ranging in capacity form 5,600 bpd to 272,000 bpd. Sulphur Technology Our sulphur recovery units account for approximately 60 percent of the world’s production of recovered sulphur. These facilities include the world’s largest single-train units and apply processes developed and patented by WorleyParsons. Unconventional Oil & Gas Using standardized modular designs known as “field in a box” , WorleyParsons’ is developing solutions to the unique logistical challenges associated with Tight Gas, Shale Gas and Coal Seam Methane projects across the globe.

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Overall Capability WorleyParsons Hydrocarbons capability is complemented by the following customer sector groups. Infrastructure & Environment Complete solutions for the transportation, coastal & marine, water & wastewater, resources & energy, municipal and urban infrastructure sectors..

Power Renewable energy, clean coal, nuclear and natural gas generation, transmission networks and retrofit project solutions from pre-feasibility to asset operation and maintenance.

Minerals & Metals Delivering comprehensive “mine to markets� projects and solutions in base metals, alumina, aluminium, coal, iron ore, steel and chemicals across the world.

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Our Vision

WorleyParsons will be the preferred global provider of technical, project and operational support services to our customers, using the distinctive WorleyParsons’ culture to create value for them and prosperity for our people. Leadership


• Committed, empowered and rewarded people • EcoNomics™ – Delivering profitable sustainability • Integrity in all aspects of business • Energy and excitement • Minimum bureaucracy

• Smallest assignment to world-scale developments • Local capability with global leverage • Responsive to customer preferences • Optimum solutions customized to needs



• Rapport with all stakeholders • Open and respectful • Collaborative approach to business

• Zero harm • Results for our customers and employees • Creating wealth for our shareholders • World-class resources, capability, and experience

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WorleyParsons is located in all major offshore development areas in the world including Gulf of Mexico, Middle East, North Sea, Australia, S...