Offshore Oil Pipeline Work Awarded To McDermott

Published at 04:28PM - 21/06/16

McDermott International has been awarded a multi-year offshore pipeline installation contract with Shell, offshore Brunei.

The agreement, to be executed in 2017, regards the transportation and installation (T&I) of pipelines and umbilicals in the Fairley and Ampa fields, located offshore Brunei.

“Brunei has significant long-term plans to increase investment and production in its energy sector,” McDermott’s Vice-President for Asia, Hugh Cuthbertson, said.

Offshore Oil Pipeline Work Awarded To McDermott

According to the oil services firm, the full scope of work for the 2017 campaign is to include T&I for a total of 20 miles of pipelines, as well as the associated beach and pipeline crossings, tie-ins, riser installation and pre-commissioning of the completed system.

This campaign is part of work installation contract signed in 2014, with a duration of three years, and will be included in McDermott’s second quarter 2016 backlog as a sizeable project.

“The successful installation of these new pipelines in the Ampa and Fairley fields is expected to help ensure production continuity of the mature reserves,” Cuthbertson added.

McDermott Continues Large Pipeline Campaign

“McDermott’s demonstrated performance during the 2015 campaign built customer confidence critical to winning this award. Our contribution in developing these facilities plays a vital role in helping Brunei Shell Petroleum meet its production targets and Brunei meet its energy goals”, the CEO added.

With this campaign, McDermott will see its Derrick Barge 30 (DB 30) be deployed again for the execution of pipeline work in the Southeast Asian country.

DB 30 had already been deployed for the 2015 campaign, together with the Emerald Sea diving support vessel. According to McDermott, that was one of the largest shallow water pipeline campaigns undertaken by the firm in recent years.

Last updated on 05:25PM - 23/06/16