Chevron, ExxonMobil hire Rina for Indonesian work

Rina Indonesia, in consortium with PT Depriwangga, has been awarded two contracts by Chevron and ExxonMobil to provide quality assurance services for offshore and onshore projects in Indonesia.

Rina, a Genovese classification, certification, testing, and inspection company, said on Tuesday that the Chevron contract is for 12 months with an estimated value of $1.3 million for the provision of QA/QC inspection services as part of the offshore Bangka Field development project.

The company will provide inspection services for material and component fabrication, installation, testing, pre-commissioning and commissioning activities as well as third-party expediting service for various materials and equipment purchased domestically and globally for the project.

The Bangka Field, which produced first gas on September 1, is located approximately 70 kilometers offshore East Kalimantan.. The field comprises two stacked upper slope channel complexes, known as the Upper Channel and Lower Channel reservoirs both containing gas-condensate.

The project has a design capacity of 110 million cubic feet of natural gas and 4,000 barrels of condensate per day. Chevron has a 62 percent interest in the Bangka project with the other contributing joint venture participants being Eni with a 20 percent interest and Tip Top with an 18 percent interest.

Chevron is developing the field as two subsea wells connected via a single flexible flowline to the existing West Seno Floating Production Unit (FPU), which is located approximately 20 km south of the field.

Exxon deal

The second contract is a $3 million QA and Quality Engineering services contract awarded by ExxonMobil for the Cepu Gas Drilling Program comprises services for land drilling and completion program for six wells in the Jambaran Tiung Biru field with four new and two re-entry wells and a further optional two new and one re-entry wells in the Kedung Keris field.

The contract is expected to run for three years with work carried out at various facilities and bases located throughout Indonesia and worldwide.

Andrea Bombardi, Chief Commercial Officer for Rina Services Energy and Infrastructure, said: “The Bangka Field development is the company’s second deepwater project in Indonesia, the first being the Jangkrik Complex Project, and builds on the success of Rina with US oil majors and in this region.”

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