Sunday, 26 September 2010

Aker wins Kanowit subsea orders

Aker Process Systems Asia Pacific has won two subsea contracts from Petronas Carigali for subsea equipment offshore Malaysia.

One is for a subsea production system and associated services for the Kanowit field. The other involves delivering 5,600 m (18,372 ft) of subsea umbilicals to tieback the field’s subsea wells to the Kumang Cluster, offshore Bintulu, Sarawak.

The subsea production system engineering, procurement, and construction work order is worth around $45 million. It follows a frame agreement signed by the two parties last year covering equipment supply over a period of three years or until completion of Kanowit, which is Petronas’ first subsea project in the Malaysian sector.

The production system will comprise two subsea trees, wellheads, a subsea control system, a manifold with a high integrity pressure protection system, a pipeline-end manifold, and all tie-in equipment.

Aker Solutions' manufacturing base in the Port Klang Free Zone will deliver the equipment, with all subsea hardware due to be completed in 2011.

The umbilicals contract, valued at $5 million, covers project management, engineering, procurement, and manufacturing of subsea steel tube umbilicals and auxiliary equipment to connect the host platform to the Kanowit subsea field.

Aker Solutions' umbilical facility in Moss, Norway, will be responsible for this consignment, which should be delivered by next spring.

The Kumang Cluster project is 250 km (155 mi) offshore Bintulu. Phase 1 is based around a central processing platform at the Kanowit field (KAKG-A), and a drilling platform on the F9 field (F9JT-A) and the Kumang field (KUJT-A). The facilities will supply gas to the MLNG-2 terminal in Bintulu.