Petronas sanctions further subsea InField Liner deployments

Offshore staff

DUBAI, UAEPetronas has awarded APS Malaysia (APS) two multi-year contracts valued at more than $150 million to manufacture and install the InField Liner technology.

This will be used to rehabilitate various 6-in., 8-in., and 10-in. subsea crude oil gathering and high-pressure gas and condensate lines, varying in length from 700-3,500 m (2,296-11,483 ft).

Petronas’ proprietary InField Liner system is a flexible Kevlar-reinforced liner installed in existing subsea pipelines. Once in place, the system acts as a corrosion barrier, providing protection against aggressive service conditions and extending the use of the pipeline beyond its original design life.

The system has been independently tested by a third party to meet oil and gas industry standards API 17J (2008), 15S 2006; DVGW G 469-2010; DIN 53536 (1992) and ASTM F1545-97, D4060, D1599-99. It can extend pipeline lives by up to 30 years, APS claims.

InField Liner was piloted at Petronas’ Samarang field offshore Sabah in September 2013, and a commercial trial on the West Lutong field offshore Sarawak followed in November 2014.

Petronas has also granted APS a 20-year exclusive license to apply the technology for other oil and gas operators worldwide.


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