EXXONMOBIL COMPLETES, LOADS TAPIS R PLATFORM JACKET FOR MALAYSIA'S FIRST LARGE-SCALE ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY PROJECT
12 Jul 2013 11:19
â€¢ Tapis R platform jacket to be installed in July
â€¢ Jacket construction completed on schedule and with excellent safety
â€¢ Tapis project continues ExxonMobilâ€™s practice of expanding capabilities of
Malaysian companies supporting oil and gas developments
KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 (Bernama) -- ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia
Inc. (EMEPMI), a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, today announced it
successfully completed construction of the Tapis R platform jacket and loaded it
to be transported and installed in July at the Tapis field offshore Malaysia in
the South China Sea.
The Tapis R platform jacket is the substructure for the main central processing
facility for Malaysiaâ€™s first large-scale enhanced oil recovery project, one of
several oil and gas investments announced under Malaysia's Economic
Transformation Programme in 2011. Under the programme, EMEPMI and its
co-venturer PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd. will invest approximately RM10 billion
in new oil and gas assets to help ensure reliable and sustainable energy
supplies for Malaysia.
â€œThe Tapis enhanced oil recovery project builds on our long-term investment in
Malaysia and our tradition of further enhancing the competence of local
companies supporting oil and gas development in a sector that is central to the
Malaysian economy,â€ said J. Hunter Farris, EMEPMI chairman and president.
"The project is yet another important step in our partnership with PETRONAS and
PETRONAS Carigali to efficiently develop Malaysiaâ€™s oil and gas resources to
meet rising energy needs," he added.
The Tapis enhanced oil recovery project will be a historic milestone for both
EMEPMI and PETRONAS Carigali as it is not only Malaysiaâ€™s first large-scale EOR
project, but also one of the largest offshore enhanced oil recovery projects in
Southeast Asia. Since production began from the field in 1978, approximately 400
million barrels of oil have been produced. Newly initiated enhanced recovery
techniques using alternating water and gas injection at the Tapis waterflood
reservoirs are expected to improve oil recovery from the field.
The Tapis R jacket, which is 70 meters tall and extends upward from the sea
floor as the base of the offshore platform, was fully fabricated in Malaysia by
SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad, which was awarded the fabrication contract in
January 2012 by EMEPMI. Construction of the Tapis R jacket began in April 2012
and was completed in March 2013.
The project required more than 800,000 work hours to complete and involved more
than 600 workers during peak construction activity.
â€œWe are proud that the structure was built without a lost-time incident despite
the significant workforce and work hours required,â€ said Mr. Farris.
Weighing a total of 5,500 metric tonnes, the Tapis R jacket is the heaviest
jacket constructed by EMEPMI. The eight-legged jacket will support an estimated
18,000 metric-tonne integrated deck with space for production-processing
equipment, utilities systems and living quarters for 145 personnel.
About ExxonMobil in Malaysia
The ExxonMobil Subsidiaries in Malaysia are a group of companies which have
business activities ranging from upstream development and production of oil and
gas to the marketing of chemical products. In the upstream, ExxonMobil
Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc. produces about a fifth of the nation's
crude oil and condensate, and supplies about half of Peninsular Malaysia's
natural gas needs. Its Business Support Centre in Malaysia hosts the ExxonMobil
Regional Computer Room and provides 24-hour basis IT support across the globe.
Additionally, the ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Global Support Office
provides technical, engineering and application support for ExxonMobilâ€™s
refineries around the world.
SOURCE : ExxonMobil
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