Offshore Indonesia Contract Goes to TechnipFMC

Offshore Indonesia Contract Goes to TechnipFMC
Eni approved the Merakes development plan last year.

Eni S.p.A. has awarded TechnipFMC an integrated engineering, procurement, construction, transportation and installation (iEPCI) contract for the Merakes project offshore the city of Balikpapan, Indonesia, TechnipFMC reported Monday.

The project is located at a water depth of approximately 4,921 feet (1,500 meters), and the contract covers five deepwater wells and their 31-mile (50-kilometer) tie back to the existing Jangkrik Floating Production Unit (FPU), TechnipFMC stated. The company also noted that the project scope covers engineering, procurement, installation and pre-commissioning of subsea equipment including:

  • Subsea trees
  • A manifold
  • Large-bore deepwater high-pressure flexible lines
  • Umbilicals
  • Distribution hardware, flexible risers, flowlines and jumpers

When it reported April 18, 2018, that it had approved the development plan for Merakes, Eni noted that the field holds an estimated 2 trillion cubic feet of lean natural gas. The company stated that Merakes production will be shipped via existing pipelines from the Jangkrik FPU to the PT Badak-operated Bontang LNG processing facility. Eni added that the LNG facility, located in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province, serves domestic and export markets.

“This award demonstrates our leadership in iEPCI: an example of how through collaboration and engagement with our customer, we’re simplifying subsea field architecture, enabling long tie-backs and accelerating time to market for their production, all important drivers for Eni and Indonesia,” stated Arnaud Pieton, president of TechnipFMC’s Subsea unit. “We are proud to count Eni as a client for iEPCI and honored to help them in developing these resources through our integrated approach and to support the Indonesian expansion.”

TechnipFMC stated that the contract value ranges from $500 million to $1 billion.


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