HOUSTON – Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) and Sapura Exploration and Production (SEP) have both contracted McDermott International Inc. to provide transportation and installation of offshore structures, pipelines, and pre-commissioning work for the Pan Malaysia field development off Sarawak, Malaysia.
McDermott’s scope of work for SSB includes the transportation and installation of jackets, topsides, and pipelines for the Gorek gas field. The company’s scope of work for SEP includes the transportation and installation of jackets, topsides, and pipelines for the Larak and Bakong gas fields. It will also fabricate risers and spools for SSB and SEP.
McDermott is scheduled to use its installation vessel, the Malaysian-registeredDerrick Barge 30, for these jobs. The project management team will be based in Kuala Lumpur using the maximum Malaysian workforce to meet the local content requirement. Fabrication of the risers and spools is scheduled to be performed at the company’s global execution center in Batam, Indonesia. The offshore campaign is expected to begin in 2Q 2019.
The awards mark McDermott’s first contracts in Malaysia since relocating the regional headquarters to Kuala Lumpur. The company said it has since increased its local workforce from 90 to nearly 700 employees.