Macedon Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: BHP Billiton
  • Country: Australia
  • Location: 17 kilometers off Onslow in North West Australia
  • Production start: 2013
  • Partners: BHP Billiton - 71.43%, Apache - 28.57%
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 400 and 750 billion cubic feet of gas
  • Production Volume:


  • Macedon gas development consists of four wells in approximately 180 meters (590 feet) water depth
  • Recoverable reserves for the Macedon field are between 400 and 750 billion cubic feet of gas.
  • Project costs will be approximately US$1.5 billion
  • A sales gas pipeline will be connected to the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline for sale to the domestic gas market in Western Australia


  • McDermott: EPCI - 20-inch pipeline, 8-inch main umbilical, infield umbilicals, flexible flowlines & associated subsea structures, MUTA, SUTAs, etc.), rigid jumpers, flying leads
  • Oceaneering : 100 km (62 miles) of steel tube umbilicals and associated distribution equipment, including termination assemblies and flying leads
  • Technip: Onshore facilities consisting of a gas plant and pipelines works
  • STREICHER-Clough: Pipeline construction work - horizontal directional drilling, construction of an onshore wet gas pipeline and sales gas pipeline and umbilical installation
  • Axens: Mercury removal unit
  • Process Group: Water Treatment Package
      • 1 x Corrugated Plate Interceptor
      • 1 x Induced Gas Flotation Unit


  • 2010 - BHP Billiton Approves Macedon Gas Development
  • 2010 - Oceaneering awarded umbilicals contract
  • 2011 - Technip awarded contract for onshore facilities
  • 2011 - STREICHER-Clough awarded pipeline contract
  • 2013 - First gas produced
  • 2015 - Quandrant Energy acquired Apache's share



  1. McDermott Platform References
  2. Process Group Oil And Gas Processing References
  3. Oceaneering Announces BHP Billiton Umbilical and Distribution Equipment Contract
  4. Technip awarded contract for onshore gas project in Australia
  5. STREICHER–Clough Joint Venture awarded new contract
  6. BHP Billiton Approves Macedon Gas Development In Western Australia
  7. BHP Billiton Celebrates First Gas at Macedon
  8. Axens’ Mercury Removal Products Selected for Macedon
  9. Apache Agrees To Sell Australian Operations For $2.1 Billion

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