Keppel to upgrade barge for offshore Cambodia project
KrisEnergy subsidiary, SJ Production Barge has contracted Keppel Shipyard to modify and upgrade a production barge for the Apsara oil development offshore Cambodia.
The work scope covers installation of a power generation module, electrical house, new accommodation units and other refurbishment activities. All work should be completed next summer.
At the field, the barge will be capable of processing up to 30,000 b/d of fluid and will have gas, oil, and water separation facilities.
Value of the contract is around $21.7 million, with part of the payment on deferred terms.
Apsara is in block A in the Khmer basin in the Gulf of Thailand; water depths in the concession range from 50-80 m (164-262 ft).
Phase 1A of the development will feature a single unmanned minimum facility 24-slot wellhead platform producing to the moored barge.
From there, produced crude will be sent through a 1.5-km (0.9 mi) pipeline for storage to a permanently moored floating, storage, and offloading vessel.