Marine Contracting Moves Cendor MOPU to Batam in Indonesia for Upgrade Work
Marine Contracting reported Monday the successful move of the Cendor Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU) from the Cendor field, offshore Malaysia to Batam, Indonesia for upgrade work en route to its eventual destination in the Wassana field in the Gulf of Thailand.
The successful towing by Marine Contracting was carried out on behalf of the Cendor MOPU’s owner Singapore-based Kris Energy, an independent upstream oil & gas company who recently purchased the MOPU from Global Process Systems. The MOPU will go into dry dock for minor refurbishments prior to being positioned on the Wassana field in the Gulf of Thailand G10/G48 license, where production is expected to start in the second half of 2015.
Said Wolfgang Wandl, Marine Contracting’s CEO, “We are delighted to have completed the first leg of this highly complex operation that involves one of South East Asia’s most high profile offshore installations. The success is down to the technical expertise and professionalism of the Marine Contracting team.
The Cendor MOPU is a drilling jackup that has gross tonnage of 4,655 tons and contains a deck area capable of holding two separators as well as a production test unit.
The MOPU, which has the capacity to inject up to 25,000 barrels per day of seawater into the reservoir, had until now been in continuous operation on the Cendor field for operator Petrofac since the field went into production in 2006 and which to date has produced in excess of 27 million barrels of premium crude.
Kris Energy is a leading independent E&P operator in South East Asia and holds interests in 14 licenses in Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, covering a gross acreage of more than 24,324 square miles (63,000 square kilometers). The Kris Energy portfolio contains three offshore producing assets, the Kambuna gas-condensate field in Indonesia, and oil and gas blocks in the Gulf of Thailand.
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