Sapura adds first offshore wind gig to nine deals with oil majors

Malaysia’s oilfield services player Sapura Energy has scored several new oil patch deals and one – the company’s first – offshore wind contract.

Sapura Esperanza / Image source: Sapura Energy
Sapura Esperanza / Image source: Sapura Energy

The company on Thursday said it had won 10 new contracts in drilling and engineering and construction segments worth RM 10 billion ($241 million) across Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, and Australia, including the company’s first offshore wind contract.

The wind contract has been awarded by Yunneng Wind Power. Sapura Energy’s subsidiary will transport and install offshore wind turbine substructures for or offshore wind turbines at the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan.

As for its core business in the space of oil and gas, Sapura secured a six-year frame agreement for delivery offshore structure works.

The agreement consists of two packages, namely for fixed offshore structures of weight exceeding 7,500 metric tonnes (MT) and fixed offshore structures of weight not exceeding or equal to 7,500 MT.

The frame agreement is applicable for projects under the Petroleum Arrangement Contractors including Petronas, Shell, Murphy Oil, Repsol, and ExxonMobil.


Deals for three tender rigs with Shell, Chevron, and Petronas


In Malaysia and Thailand, Sapura Energy’s drilling subsidiary Sapura Drilling Asia has won three contracts with Shell, Chevron, Petronas.

The company has been hired by Shell its semi tender-assisted drilling rig, Sapura Esperanza. The scope comprises the provision of its semi-submersible tender assisted drilling rig services for the F14 field, offshore Malaysia, for two wells with multiple extension periods cumulating to 17 additional wells in aggregate.

Additionally, Chevron’s Thai subsidiary has hired Sapura’s T-18 tender-assisted drilling rig for operations offshore Thailand.

Petronas has hired Sapura T-10   for the West Lutong Drilling Programme. The contract covers drilling rig services for four wells at the West Lutong Field, with extension options of one-plus-one well.


Subsea equipment deals in Malaysia and Australia


In the engineering and construction space, Sapura Offshore has been awarded a contract for the provision of T&I of subsea flexible pipelines and risers for the Layang Development Project by JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Malaysia) Limited.

The Layang field, located offshore Sarawak, Malaysia, is developed from an unmanned wellhead platform connected with a subsea flexible pipeline to a Floating Production Storage and Offloading.

In Australia, Sapura Projects Pty Ltd has won a contract from Cooper Energy Limited for the provision of subsea services associated with repairs of the subsea umbilical system for the Casino Henry and Netherby Electrical Umbilical Backbone Repair Project in offshore western Victoria, Australia. The contract includes the modification of existing and installation of the new subsea umbilical and ancillary appurtenances from Casino 5 UTA to Netherby, which form part of the Casino Henry and Netherby.


Bongkot, Arthit gig with PTTEP

Bongkot field / Image: PTTEP

In the Gulf of Thailand, Sapura Energy was awarded two contracts by two subsidiaries of Thai PTTEP for engineering, procurement, construction, and installation works for the FS02 Riser Hose Replacement.

The scope comprises project management, engineering, procurement, fabrication, load-out and offload, sea fastening, transportation and installation, hook-up,
tie-in and pre-commissioning for four sections of the new flexible riser hoses at the Bongkot gas field, at water depths of approximately 80 meters.

Under a three-year contract with PTTEP will also undertake Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) inspection services for subsea inspection, repair and maintenance in the Bongkot and Arthit gas fields, mainly for structural inspection, pipeline inspection, free span correction, and associated miscellaneous works.


LWI work in Australia


In the Light Well Intervention (LWI) space, Normand Sapura Pty Ltd has secured an LWI contract in two wells on the North West Shelf from Woodside Energy Limited.

The scope of work for WA03 and WA-11 includes wireline and slickline operations including the installation of suspension plugs, performing production logging tool runs and installation of straddle patches as required.

Normand Sapura has also been awarded a contract for the Pluto PLA-07 Light Well Intervention and Christmas tree (XT) Installation by Woodside. Works for PLA-07 RLWI include well jumper fabrication and installation, subsea XT installation, hydraulic flying lead, and electrical flying lead installation, suspension plug recovery, and pre-commissioning.

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