17 January, 2012
Petrofac, the international oil & gas services provider, and its partners Kencana HL and Bumi Armada confirm that first oil has been achieved at the SEPAT offshore early production system on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia for PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd.
The project, valued at approximately US$280 million, involves the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) for the full scope of the early production system in a water depth of approximately 65 metres. The EPCIC comprises of a mobile offshore production unit, and a floating storage and offloading facility for the early production of approximately 20,000 barrels of oil per day, together with all interconnecting subsea pipelines.
Murugan Pitchai, executive vice president for Petrofac’s Engineering, Construction, Operations & Maintenance (ECOM) division commented: “To have achieved first oil ahead of schedule on our first lump-sum offshore EPCIC in South East Asia is testimony to the combined efforts from Petrofac’s ECOM and Integrated Energy Services teams along with our partner and the keen interest and involvement from PETRONAS.”
Teh Yat Hong, general manager, PETRONAS Peninsula Malaysia Gas Project PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd. reflected: “2011 was a very exciting and rewarding year for all of us here in the SEPAT project. Under strong leadership, we enjoyed excellent professionalism, co-operation, teamwork and understanding amongst us all.”