28 October 2014
First oil from Cendor Phase 2
First oil was achieved from Cendor phase two in early September, marking a major milestone in the development of Block PM304.
Petrofac is the operator for Block PM304, which includes the Cendor and nearby West Desaru oil fields, alongside its joint venture partners PETRONAS, Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company and PetroVietnam.
The original Cendorphase one mobile offshore production unit has been disconnected, and a bridge linking the phase one wells to the phase two wellhead platforms has been installed.
The West Desaru tie-in to the new Cendor FPSO has been safely and successfully completed. Production from Block PM304 is expected to ramp up in the near-term as the facilities are fully commissioned and new wells are brought on line.
The FPSO Cendor was photographed on the day before her sail-away earlier this year. The photograph was taken by one of Petrofac’s engineers, Fuad Salleh, who was on site at the time. From the adjacent wharf, with perfect weather conditions and camera shutter alterations, Fuad was able to capture the majesty of the vessel. “I was overjoyed to capture the moment,” he says.