North Rankin And Perseus Gas Fields

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Woodside
  • Country: Australia
  • Location: 135 km north-west of Karratha
  • Production start: 1984
  • Partners: Woodside - 16.67%, BHP Billiton - 16.67%); BP - 16.67%; Chevron - 16.67%; Japan Australia LNG - 16.67% and Shell - 16.67%
  • Type: Gas and Condensate
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The North Rankin Complex (NRC) facility comprises the interconnected North Rankin A (NRA) and North Rankin B (NRB) platforms and associated subsea infrastructure, including two export trunklines (TL1 and TL2) which run between NRC and the onshore Karratha Gas Plant.
  • The facility is located in Commonwealth waters about 135 km offshore from Dampier on the north-west coast of Western Australia in a water depth of about 125 metres.
  • North Rankin A stands in 125 m of water at a total height of 215 m and combines drilling, production, utilities and accommodation facilities. The 54,000 tonne production facility is supported on a conventional eight-leg steel jacket, secured to the seabed by 32 piles, which allows the structure to support its operating load and withstand cyclone conditions.
  • North Rankin A produces gas and condensate from the North Rankin and Perseus fields and currently has 29 production wells – 22 intersecting the North Rankin field and seven intersecting the Perseus field.
  • The North Rankin Redevelopment Project involved the construction and installation of a second platform, North Rankin B, and modification and refurbishment of the existing North Rankin A platform
  • The Angel Gas And Condensate Field is tied back to the North Rankin Platform
  • The platform has a daily production capacity of up to 51,000 tonnes of gas and 5,400 tonnes of condensate, with dry gas and condensate transported via a trunkline system to the Karratha Gas Plant for processing and North West Shelf LNG
  • The Persephone project will involve a two well, 7km subsea tieback from the Persephone field to the existing North Rankin Complex


  • MMHE: fabrication engineering, procurement, construction, load out, sea fastening and commissioning of the Angel Gas Project topsides
  • Hyundai Heavy: Construction of North Rankin A Piles
  • Emtunga: North Rankin A living quarters
  • ETPM: Installation of gas export pipelines
  • McDermott: North Rankin B Topside & Jacket
  • FoundOcean: Grouting for North Rankin B & North Rankin A - Jacket Strengthening
  • Process Group: Diesel Filter Package


  • Subsea 7: Fabrication, transportation, installation and pre-commissioning activities


  • 1971 - North Rankin gas field discovered
  • 1984 - First gas production
  • 1996 - Perseus gas field discovered
  • 2008 - North Rankin Redevelopment Project launched
  • 2008 - The Angel Gas topside delivered
  • 2013 - North Rankin redevelopment project starts production
  • 2014 - FID for Persephone project



  1. Woodside, North Rankin A
  2. Offshore Oil And Gas Production Platforms In Australia
  3. Nessco FPSO References
  4. FoundOcean Subsea References
  5. McDermott Platform References
  6. Process Group Oil And Gas Processing References
  7. Hyundai Heavy Industries Platform References
  8. Emtunga Offshore Platform References
  9. International Protective Coatings Platform References
  10. International Protective Coatings Fixed Platform References
  11. Serimax Pipeline References
  12. MMHE Delivers Project for Woodside Energy, Australia
  13. North Rankin Redevelopment Project Achieves Start-Up
  14. NWS Project Approves Development of Persephone Project
  15. Subsea 7 S.A. awarded contract offshore Australia

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