In March 2008 the North West Shelf Project participants approved funding of the A$5 billion North Rankin Redevelopment which will recover remaining low pressure gas from the North Rankin and Perseus gas fields, and extend the field life to around 2040.
The project involved the installation of a new second platform – North Rankin B – with gas compression facilities, low pressure separators, utilities and accommodation.
North Rankin B is connected by two 100 metre bridges to the existing North Rankin A platform. Both platforms will be operated as a single integrated facility known as the North Rankin Complex.
The North Rankin Redevelopment project also included the necessary connections to North Rankin A and some refurbishment of the North Rankin A platform.
In October 2013 the North Rankin Redevelopment Project achieved start-up and has exported gas to the Karratha Gas Plant.
||100 metres from the North Rankin A platform |
||1971 North Rankin, 1996 Perseus|