French oil and gas services giant, Technip, have secured a contract for work offshore Sarawak, Malaysia, for JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration.
The contract will see Technip work a new subsea project on the offshore Layang field, and will give them control over all engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and commissioning.
Technip have said that the work will include the installation of three subsea flexible pipelines, two of which will be production risers, an the other a gas export riser. The combined length of all three amounts to around 9.9 km (6 mi).
All three pipelines will connect from existing shallow water platforms, to the new Deep Producer 1 Floating Production Storage Offloading vessel (FPSO), at a water depth of 85 meter (279 ft).
Technip will utilise their Malaysian facilities to execute the project, with their Kuala Lumpur operating centre taking the lead, whilst all pipelines will be manufactured at Technip’s Asiaflex Products facility in Tanjung Langsat, Johor, Malaysia.
Deep Orient, Technip’s flexible-lay construction vessel, will conduct all offshore installation work. She is equipped with a 250 tonne crane and 2 ROVs.
The project is planned to be completed in the second half of 2016.
Technip President of in Asia Pacific, KK Lim, said: “We are delighted to work with JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration and its main partner Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) on this project which is awarded under the “Flexible Pipes Framework Agreement” signed with PCSB last year.
“It demonstrates the competitiveness of our flexible pipe technology for shallow water developments and the advantages of our unique subsea integrated approach as a one stop solution for cost-effective field developments.”