Malaysian offshore contractor Bumi Armada may appeal an Australian court decision that favoured Woodside Petroleum following a dispute over a terminated contract for a floating production, storage and offloading vessel.

The Supreme Court of Western Australia delivered its judgement on 24 January in Woodside's favour, dismissing Bumi Armada's main claim.

In March 2016, Woodside unexpectedly issued a notice of termination to Bumi for the Armada Claire FPSO working on the Balnaves oilfield off Western Australia.

The floater had been on contract since August 2014 under a four-year fixed charter with extension options.