NEW ORLEANS – EMAS has announced its Lewek EMAS FPSO has received first oil from the Chim Sáo project offshore Vietnam. The announcement coincided with the opening of the Deep Offshore Technology International Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans.
The Lewek is EMAS’ most recent and largest FPSO and first oil at Chim Sáo begins its $1 billion charter with Premier Oil Vietnam Offshore BV. The contract has a primary term of six years and six one-year extension options.
EMAS converted the former Suezmax oil tanker in Singapore’s Keppel Shipyard. The vessel has storage for 660,000 bbl of oil and can produce 50,000 b/d of oil. Operations are by PV Trans EMAS Co. Ltd., a joint venture by PetroVietnam Transportation Corp. and EOC Ltd.
“The (EMAS) Group was able to provide an integrated solution from the provision of the FPSO through EMAS Production and the fabrication of modules at TRIYARDS in Vietnam, to the installation and commissioning of the vessel,” said Lionel Lee, EMAS managing director.