SembCorp awarded three major offshore contracts

Published November 14th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Sembawang Marine & Offshore Engineering, the Singapore-based Oil & Gas division of SembCorp Engineering, was awarded three contracts valued around $200 million.  


The contracts include a turnkey project for Elf Petroleum Iran, a FPSO topside facilities contract for Halliburton West Africa as well as a wellhead platform for Phillips Petroleum (91-12) of Australia. 


In a partnership with Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction, SembENG will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, offshore hook-up and commissioning of the topside decks of Elf Iran's combined "PLQP" process and living quarters platform and the "WHP" wellhead platform for the Balal field development project offshore Iran.  


Iran Offshore Engineering will perform the engineering, procurement, construction, transportation and installation of the jackets, piles, flare, tripod and bridge as well as the transportation and installation of the topside decks.  

Scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2002, the eight-leg "PLQP" platform will weigh more than 6,000 metric tons while the four-legged "WHP" platform will weigh more than 1,900 metric tons. For the FPSO contract, Sembawang Shipyard will handle the fabrication and  


installation of the vessel for Shell's EA field development project offshore Nigeria. SembENG's scope of work will include fabrication and integration of nine modules plus a flare tower onto the FPSO's hull.  


The contract also will entail onshore pre-commissioning and commissioning assistance to the client. The unit is scheduled for completion in 2002.  


Shell earlier contracted Halliburton Energy Services and Baker Hughes to provide drilling services on the EA field. Some 54 wells are planned.  


The wellhead platform order Phillips calls for construction, onshore pre-commissioning, loadout and commissioning assistance for the Bayu-Undan gas recycle project in the Zone of Cooperation between East Timor and Australia.  

The platform is slated for completion in the first quarter of 2002.  


Bayu-Undan has estimated recoverable reserves of 400 million barrels of condensate and liquefied gas plus 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.  


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