Murphy contracts McDermott for deepwater Malaysia oil development

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – McDermott International Inc. (NYSE: MDR) subsidiary Berlian McDermott Sdn Bhd has won a contract for subsea engineering, procurement, construction, transportation, installation, and commissioning in deepwater offshore Malaysia.

The subsea infrastructure work is on Murphy Sabah Oil Co. Ltd’s Siakap North – Petai development and covers rigid flowlines, flexible risers, an umbilical, and subsea hardware and controls. Siakap is northwest of Labuan Island in waters 3,900 – 4,900 ft (1,189 – 1,494 m) deep.

Field architecture consists of two rigid, insulated, pipe-in-pipe production flowlines, one rigid water injection flowline, and one main umbilical connecting eight new manifolds and subsea distribution units to existing riser slots on the Kikeh FPSO. The development calls for five water injection and eight production wells, drilled from the manifolds at each of the four drill centers.

Detailed engineering and procurement are under way, and fabrication of PLETs, jumpers, and other installation aids is expected to begin in 3Q 2012.

Following installation, McDermott will undertake system integration tests of the subsea units and provide commissioning assistance.


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