SMOE Indonesia, Saipem Indonesia awarded Gajah Baru field contract

Premier Oil Natuna Sea has awarded PT SMOE Indonesia, in consortium with PT Saipem Indonesia, a $430 million contract for the engineering and construction of a central processing platform, a wellhead platform, and a subsea gas pipeline to be installed on the Gajah Baru field, offshore Indonesia.

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SINGAPORE -- Premier Oil Natuna Sea has awarded PT SMOE Indonesia, in consortium with PT Saipem Indonesia, a $430 million contract for the engineering and construction of a central processing platform, a wellhead platform, and a subsea gas pipeline to be installed on the Gajah Baru field, offshore Indonesia.

The subsea pipeline, to be linked to the existing export trunkline, will carry 140 MMcm of gas to Sembgas in Singapore. First gas is expected in October 2011. PT SMOE Indonesia's portion of the contract entails part procurement, construction engineering, construction, hook-up, and commissioning of the two platforms, while PT Saipem Indonesia's scope of work covers engineering design, procurement, transportation, and installation of the platforms and the subsea pipeline.

Facilities on the central processing platform, which has a topside weight of about 8,200 tons (7,439 metric tons) and a jacket weight of about 4,700 tons (4,264 metric tons), will include compression, separation, glycol regeneration, gas metering, mechanical refrigeration, utilities, and living quarters for 60 men. The wellhead platform has an estimated topside weight of about 900 tons (816 metric tons) and a jacket weight of about 1,400 tons (1,270 metric tons). Construction is scheduled to begin in August with offshore completion in October 2011.

05/12/2009

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