First Oil at Mampak in Brunei

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 14 Dec 2012 12:24

Latest News

{"module":"feed\/FeedModule","params":{"src":"http:\/\/\/feed\/pages\/pagename\/blog%3A_start\/category\/blog\/limit\/10\/t\/My+Blog","limit":"4","module_body":"* %%linked_title%%"}}
  • Want a weekly review of refining news?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Brunei Shell Petroleum's Mampak Field produced its first oil on 1st May. The first drilling phase of 8 wells, equipped with the latest SMART technology, will continue into 2010. The project also opens up further development and near field exploration activities.

The 6-leg Mampak platform is unmanned and fully remotely operated, and is located approximately 30 km offshore Brunei, in water depths of approximately 45 meters. Significant upgrades have been carried out during the past months to the Magpie production hub, located 6 km southwest of Mampak. The power to Mampak is being supplied from Magpie and oil evacuation is via Magpie. This upgrade work included several deck extensions, three new gas turbine generators, export pumps, separators and other equipment and 3 new pipelines.

The Mampak jacket is a carbon copy of the earlier Champion West platform, which has resulted in an improved safety performance, significant cost reductions and a reduced schedule. The platform was fully designed and fabricated in Brunei by local Bruneian contractors at BSP's marine construction yard in Kuala Belait. For the first time, local Bruneian workers were trained in disciplines such as welding, scaffolding, rigging, etc to work on Mampak, and have since moved onto the Bugan project.

Grahaeme Henderson, Managing Director of BSP said, "The success of Mampak is a tribute to the strong teamwork and dedication of the BSP and contractor staff. There were no LTIs recorded throughout the project, costs and schedule have been ahead of plan, and we have maximised the use of local expertise. It is a Shell “Top 70” project and is one of many such developments in progress to strengthen BSP's long-term oil and gas production".

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License