Malaysia’s Sapura Energy completes Prelude job

Sapura Energy of Malaysia has completed a light well intervention campaign at Shell’s Prelude FLNG development off the coast of Western Australia.

Awarded in June 2016, the campaign marks the first official project for Shell in Australia and is the first of the five-year call-off service agreement to supply an integrated service solution for light well intervention equipment, Sapura Energy said.

The work involved the retrieval of eight suspension plugs from seven wells at the Prelude field and was performed by the Sapura Constructor, Sapura Energy’s intervention vessel.

With 488m in length and 74m in width, Shell’s Prelude FLNG, currently under construction at SHI’s Geoje shipyard, is the largest facility of its kind.

Once completed the FLNG facility will be towed to the Prelude gas field offshore Western Australia.

It is expected to stay moored at the Prelude gas field for 25 years and to produce 3.6 mtpa of LNG, 1.3 mtpa of condensate and 0.4 mtpa of LPG for export.

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