Aker awarded Kebabangan hub FEED

Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company (KPOC) has contracted Aker Solutions for detailed engineering of its Kebabangan (KBB) Northern Hub development in the South China Sea.

Offshore staff 

OSLO -- Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company (KPOC) has contracted Aker Solutions for detailed engineering of its Kebabangan (KBB) Northern Hub development in the South China Sea. The location is 130 km (81 mi) offshore Sabah, East Malaysia.

Under the four-year contract, which has an estimated value of NOK170 million ($28 million), Aker Solutions’ division in Malaysia will provide detailed design and engineering support through to the project’s start-up phase.

The KBB platform will comprise a single integrated drilling, oil and gas production, utilities and quarters (PDUQ) topsides sustained by a fixed eight-leg jacket in 142 m (466 ft) of water. The topsides will weigh around 17,000 metric tons (18,739 tons), and is designed for installation via the floatover method. The jacket, weighing around 14,000 mt (15,432 t), will be launch-installed.

Gas and oil will be sent to shore via 135-km (84-mi) export lines. The Shell-operated deepwater Malikai field will also be tied in via separate, partly-stabilized liquid and dry gas lines shortly after first gas from KBB.

KPOC, comprising Petronas Carigali (40%), ConocoPhillips Sabah Gas (30%) and Shell Energy Asia (30%), will operate the project. KBB will serve a hub for future development of deepwater and on-shelf gas and oil fields offshore Northern Sabah.

05/06/2010

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