JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration (Malaysia) Ltd has awarded a subsea contract to Technip, in the Layang field, in Malaysia.
The contract covers the engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and commissioning of three flexible pipes totaling 9.9 kilometers. The Layang field is located in Block SK10, offshore Sarawak, Malaysia at a water depth of 85 meters.
As for the flexible pipes Technip will deliver, they consist of two production risers and flowlines and one gas export riser and flowline, connecting shallow water platforms to a new FPSO. JX Nippon in May 2014 contracted Malaysia’s THHE to deliver and install the Deep Producer 1 FPSO at the project location, and lease the FPSO until November 2023.
Back to Technip, the French oilfield services provider will have operating center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, execute the contract, while the flexible flowlines will be produced in Asiaflex Products, Technip’s manufacturing facility in Tanjung Langsat, Johor, Malaysia.
The installation campaign will use Technip’s multipurpose vessel, the Deep Orient and the project is scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2016.
KK Lim, President of Technip in Asia Pacific, 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”
Technip did not disclose the financial value of the project.