Malampaya compression platform installed

Installation of a depletion compression platform near deepwater Malampaya gas and condensate field offshore the Philippines is complete, reports Arup, which provided engineering support services for the fabrication and installation of the self-installing substructure (OGJ Online, Apr. 30, 2012).

The new, 13,000-ton platform is part of the third phase of Malampaya development by Shell Philippines Exploration BV and partners Chevron Corp. and state-owned PNOC Exploration Corp.

The platform was set in place in less than 24 hr during February with an in-built jacking system.

Since then the facility has been connected via a 43-m bridge link to the existing concrete gravity substructure processing platform.

The platforms and a catenary anchor-leg mooring buoy for condensate are in shallow water about 30 km from the field, where wells are completed subsea in 820 m of water in the West Philippine Sea off Palawan.

The Malampaya and Camago reservoirs produce about 380 MMscfd of natural gas and 15,000 b/d of condensate. From the platform, dry gas flows through a 504-km, 24-in. OD pipeline to a plant on Luzon south of Manila for further processing and ultimate delivery to electric power plants.

Shell Philippines completed the second phase of Malampaya development in 2013 with the addition of two production wells.

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