Photo: SKD Esperanza; Source: Sapura Energy

Sapura scores new deals worth over $284 million

Malaysia’s Sapura Energy has secured new contracts and extensions in Malaysia and Thailand for its Engineering & Construction (E&C), Operations & Maintenance (O&M) and Drilling segments, with a combined value of approximately RM1.2 billion ($284.2 million).

In an update earlier this week Sapura said that, through its subsidiary Sapura Offshore, it had secured contracts from PTTEP and EnQuest under the Pan Malaysia Transportation and Installation of Offshore Facilities 2021 campaign.

The scope of work from PTTEP includes transportation and installation, engineering, survey, interfacing, topside installation and handover, removal of temporary structures, and other optional works. The contract duration is for eight months, effective 2 February 2021.

The contract award from EnQuest is for the replacement of a ten-inch gas lift subsea pipeline and risers. The scope of work includes engineering, transportation, installation of risers, subsea tie-ins and pre-commissioning of the pipelines. Scheduled for five months, the work is expected to complete by 4Q calendar year 2021.

Operations & Maintenance

In this segment, Sapura Energy through its subsidiary Sapura Fabrication secured contracts from EnQuest, as well as Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) and Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Limited (SSPC). The contract awarded by EnQuest is for the provision of maintenance, construction, and modification for its PM8 Extension Production Sharing Contract (PM8E).

The contract scope of work comprises project management, fabrication, offshore maintenance, construction, and modification works. The contract duration is for one year, effective 14 March 2021. During this period, EnQuest may issue work orders on a call-off basis for actual work execution.

The award from SSB and SSPC is for the provision of topside major maintenance services works in various projects located in offshore Sabah and Sarawak. The contract is effective from 29 April 2021 until 19 August 2023. During this period, SSB and SSPC may issue work orders on a call-off basis for actual work execution.


Sapura Drilling has been awarded two contracts from Petronas Carigali for its drilling activities offshore Malaysia. The award of the first contract is for the provision of tender-assist drilling rig services for a duration of two years with an option of a two-year extension, starting 26 April 2021 to 25 April 2023. The contract is based on a call-out basis, subject to rig availability and suitability with the client’s requirement.

In the second award, Sapura Energy Berhad, leveraging on its drilling engineering capabilities within Sapura Drilling, SapuraOMV and in partnership with Halliburton, secured an Integrated Rig, Drilling, and Completion (i-RDC) Services Contract for six wells offshore Malaysia.

According to Sapura, the awarded i-RDC services contract is the first of its kind in Malaysia for an offshore drilling campaign.

The i-RDC services contract applies a similar concept to an Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation, and Commissioning (EPCIC) contract, where a single solutions partner is appointed and accountable to deliver the entire offshore drilling campaign.

Scheduled to start in the third quarter of the calendar year 2021, the contract will be executed by Sapura Esperanza semi-submersible tender-assist drilling rig.

Sapura in Thailand

Sapura Drilling was awarded a new contract and a contract extension for its drilling rigs from PTTEP Group of Companies.

PTTEP Energy Development Company awarded Sapura Drilling with a contract, with optional extensions for up to 12 months, for the tender assist drilling rig Sapura T-17. The duration of the contract is for three years, starting between 15 October 2021 to 15 November 2021.

Meanwhile, Sapura Drilling also received a contract extension notification from PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited and PETTEP International Limited. The extension is for its tender assist drilling rig Sapura T-18, for an additional four months from 27 June 2021 to 31 October 2021.

Sapura Drilling now has eight drillings rigs contracted for work in 3Q FY2022, increasing its fleet utilisation rate to 57 per cent.