Hallin Marine, a Superior Energy Services company, announces the award by the operator of the Tangguh LNG plant - BP Berau Ltd of a contract for subsea inspection services at the natural gas field in Bintuni Bay, Papua Barat, Indonesia. Scheduled to commence in May, the project will encompass inspection, repair and maintenance of BP Berau subsea infrastructure.
"Our systems and services were chosen on the basis of our proven experience in management projects of this type, our knowledge of the region and our ability to provide locally-sourced content," states Rik Zwinkels, Managing Director of Hallin's East Division. We will be supplying the 67 metre dynamically-positioned offshore support vessel Penrith plus two remotely operated vehicles. The project will be managed by PT Hallin Indonesia from their Jakarta office."
The 8,000 brake horse power Penrith is ABS classed and incorporates fire-fighting capability. The vessel is fitted with additional subsea intervention equipment, including a 20 tonne subsea crane and accommodation for 52 personnel.
The Tangguh gas field contains over 14.4 TCF of proven natural gas reserves, with potential reserves estimated at over 800 billion cubic metres. With a 37.16 per cent stake, BP is the largest member in a consortium of international companies developing the field. Production began in June 2009. The project enables Indonesia to maintain a significant share of the world LNG market, compensating for the progressive phase-out of the largely depleted Arun terminal in Sumatra. Natural gas extracted from the Tangguh field is liquefied and the resulting LNG transported to China, South Korea, Japan, and Mexico.