Vincent Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Woodside
  • Country: Australia
  • Location: 60 km north of Exmouth
  • Production start: 2008
  • Partners: Woodside - 60%, Mitsui - 40%
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • This field is located approximately 60 km north of Exmouth, off the Western Australian coast, in water depths ranging from 350 to 420 m.
  • The Vincent oil field development consists of subsea wells tied back to processing facilities on the Ngujima-Yin FPSO
  • Artificial lift is provided via a multiphase pump (MPP) system located on the seabed
  • Once separated from gas and water, crude oil is exported from the FPSO onto trading tankers. During normal operations, gas and produced water is re-injected into field reservoirs.


  • Keppel: Conversion of the former, 308,000 dead weight tonne VLCC Ellen Maersk into a Floating Production Storage and Offloading facility (FPSO)
  • Technip: design, engineering, procurement, installation, construction and pre-commissioning of:
    • rigid spools,
    • flexible flowlines(1) and risers(2) (approximately 18 km),
    • production umbilicals(3) (approximately 14 km),
    • riser holdback anchors, and
    • installation and tie-in of high voltage electrical jumpers.
  • J P Kenny: Conceptual design and feasibility assessment of the subsea facilities including subsea trees, risers (flexible and rigid), umbilicals and cost estimates


  • 1998 - Vincent Oil Field discovered
  • 2006 - Technip awarded subsea contract
  • 2008 - Vincent Project Produces First Oil
  • 2009 - Fire on the Ngujima Yin FPSO



  1. Maersk Ngujima-Yin FPSO Environment Plan Summary
  2. J P Kenny Subsea References
  3. Technip awarded contract for the Vincent field project in Australia
  4. Keppel completes two offshore facilities for Maersk Contractors
  5. Vincent Project Produces First Oil
  6. Investigation Underway Into Vincent Fire

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