BSP’s Bugan Produces First Oil

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Brunei Shell Petroleum achieved another significant milestone when the first oil of its Bugan offshore field was successfully delivered in the early hours of 10 November 2009. The ultra-modern Bugan platform is equipped with advanced SMART technology, which enables offshore operations to be controlled and monitored remotely in real time.

Dr Grahaeme Henderson, BSP’s Managing Director, praised the team of BSP staff and contractors who delivered the Bugan project. “This is a world-class achievement of engineering and project delivery. We are immensely proud of the safety performance and, despite some massive challenges during the project, our team in Brunei never once looked back. To have delivered first oil is very special and it is a proud day for everyone in BSP.”

The project is a remarkable achievement in many ways. There was not one Lost Time Injury through 24 months of the project duration from start of execution. The project was delivered sixteen months ahead of schedule and with the cost 20% below previous Champion West project. This was made possible by using a standardised platform design and equipment.

In line with its commitment to Bruneianisation, the project has featured a number of local elements. Firstly, the Bugan project team largely comprises Bruneian staff. Secondly, the jacket and topsides including the control room were entirely “made in Brunei” in Kuala Belait. The project maximised the use of Bruneian contractors throughout the supply chain, from design, equipment supply, fabrication and installation. More than 33 local businesses played a key role in delivering this landmark project.

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