Technip has been awarded a subsea contract by Petrobras Carigali for the Samarang Redevelopment Project offshore Malaysia.
Under the agreement awarded by the Petronas’ subsidiary, Technip will manage the engineering, supply, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCI) of flexible pipelines and associated platform l-tubes.
“We are proud to have been awarded this new contract with our optimised solutions. It demonstrates our capacity to leverage on our integrated offerings in both fabrication and installation of flexible pipelines, which remain unequalled in the market today,” said Arnaud Pieton, the President of Technip in Asia Pacific.
Technip Grabs Subsea Contract Offshore Malaysia
The contract regards the second phase of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) of the Samarang Redevelopment Project.
It will be executed by Technip’s operating centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2017.
Petronas Carigali commissioned EOR work on Samarang in 2004
To execute this agreement, Technip explained it will leverage of its “unique subsea integrated approach, from fabrication to installation for the project”.
To this effect, the flexible pipelines will be manufactured at Asiaflex Products, Technip’s manufacturing facility located in Tanjung Langsat, Johor, Malaysia.
The vessels will be mobilised for installation works during the first half of 2017.
Petronas Continues to Unlock Samarang Field Value
The Samarang field is located in the South China Sea off the coast of Sabah, in East Malaysia, approximately 72 kilometres (44.7 miles) northwest of the Labuan Gas terminal.
Petronas took ownership of the 35-year-old field in 1995, from Shell, and transformed it into a producing hub, allowing the development of two small adjacent fields.
However, by 2003, production was declining and reserves were falling, suggesting the field would probably be abandoned.
In 2004, Petronas outsourced a major redevelopment evaluation to unlock the field’s remaining value, which is being implemented in a phased approach.
Phase 1 involved ongoing production enhancement, and phase 2 involves the side-tracking of idle wells.