Flowserve Clinches Contract for Shell's Malikai Oil Project off Sabah

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, revealed Wednesday it has received major orders to supply custom-designed water injection and liquid transfer pumps for Sabah Shell Petroleum Company's Malikai oilfield project, which is located 68 miles (110 kilometers) off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia. Flowserve will also supply pumps for seawater lift, firewater, drain caisson, flare knockout drum, circulation and sump services. The orders were booked in 2013.

Technip, in a joint venture with Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd (MMHE), was awarded by Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Ltd (SSPC) a substantial contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of a tension leg platform (TLP) for the TLP Malikai Deepwater Project. This TLP will be designed as a fully-manned platform to be installed 68.3 miles (110 kilometers) offshore Sabah, Malaysia, at a water depth of approximately 1,640 feet (500 meters). The TLP will weigh approximately 26,000 metric tons incorporating topsides and a hull. The "topsides" consists of surface installations allowing the drilling and/or production and/or processing of offshore hydrocarbons. It will have facilities to process 60,000 barrels of oil and 49.43 million cubic feet (1.4 million cubic meters) per day of gas. The tendons will be fabricated in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and transported to Malaysia for installation at the Malikai field.

Built in accordance with ISO 13709/API 610, Flowserve will provide four highly engineered, variable speed drive barrel pumps of super duplex stainless steel construction. Two WIK (BB5) multistage double case diffuser pumps will supply high-pressure deoxygenated water for well injection and a pair of HSO (BB5) multistage, double case volute pumps will transport the crude from the field to the KBB processing facility.  

In addition, Flowserve will supply six WUC (VS6) vertical, double case, multistage pumps, six Pleuger submersible pumps in super duplex materials and six HPX (OH2) single stage API process pumps for various process services. All of the Flowserve pumps will also be installed with Flowserve seals and sealing systems to maximize reliability and help ensure the integrity of the pumping systems.

"Flowserve is proud to continue its long term relationship with Shell in the upstream market, especially offshore applications," said Jim Quain, president, Flowserve sales organization. "As a world leader in meeting the changing and demanding needs of the oil and gas industry, we take pride in our ability to supply highly engineered and customized water injection and liquid transfer pumps to meet our customers' high-pressure subsea pumping requirements."


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