Petrofac inks 3-year contract on Bumi’s Angola-bound FPSO

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Petrofac has been awarded a three-year contract to provide a condition monitoring program for Bumi Armada’s Olombendo floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) bound for offshore Angola.

Currently under conversion in Singapore, the FPSO Armada Olombendo will be deployed at Eni’s Block 15/06 East Hub field development, located offshore Angola, towards the end of 2016.

According to Petrofac, the scope of work will include the implementation of the condition monitoring program, training, an ABS initial submission report, monthly vibration and lube oil analysis, risk based reporting and hardware and software support through Petrofac’s proprietary CBMnet system.

CBMnet is an internet-enabled management reporting system that provides clients with the ability to optimise maintenance and manage the risk to delivery of their business objectives through the assessment of critical rotating machinery condition, Petrofac explained.

The system is hosted online and managed by Petrofac’s in-house team. It has provided support for over 92 facilities across 15 countries.

Steve Johnson, Vice President Asset Management, Petrofac Engineering & Production Services, said: “We will work in alignment with Bumi Armada to transition the current maintenance strategy on-board the FPSO from preventative to predictive. Through this change we will actively monitor and measure asset-specific variables that can impact and disrupt performance.

“Our CBMnet system will work in parallel to support the program, providing recommendations that will optimise maintenance activities to increase overall asset reliability and achieve maximum production.”

In May 2015, Petrofac also secured a contract from Bumi Armada to provide a maintenance management system for the Armada Kraken FPSO, deployed in the East Shetland basin.


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