Total E&P Indonesie Awards Contract to BJ Tubular Services

BJ Tubular Services has been awarded a contract to provide hydraulic hammer conductor-driving services in Indonesia by Total E & P Indonesie. The contract award calls for BJ Tubular Services to drive conductor pipe on Total's assets in Tunu, Tambora and Handil fields located offshore Balikpapan, East Kalimantan.

BJ Tubular Services is driving conductor pipe to a penetration of 125 meters below mudline. To achieve this, BJ uses its state-of-the-art hydraulic pile driving system known as the S90 Hydrohammer. The system's competitive advantage lies within its ability to deliver precise, concentrated blows to the piling column, driving piles deeper and faster than any other methods. This results in an extremely efficient conductor driving operation - with a 100% efficiency ratio - saving the customer time and money.

Although the two-year contract will commence in January 2006, BJ has already driven conductor pipe on 80 of an estimated 230+ wells scheduled to receive this service by the end of December 2007.

All related hammer conductor-driving services are being delivered by BJ Tubular Services' dedicated personnel and specialist equipment based at the division's base in Balikpapan, with associated support from its bases in Singapore and Malaysia.

"It's very encouraging to see that the work scope for Total Indonesie has been expanded from casing and tubing running services to include hammer conductor-driving services," said Doug Bell, area manager-Asia Pacific Region for BJ Tubular Services. "Given that BJ also provides cementing services for Total Indonesie in this region, we are extremely pleased to be supplying a truly comprehensive range of well services," he added.

Currently, BJ Tubular Services is fulfilling 24-month contract with Total Indonesie to supply casing and tubing running services on the company's assets in the Tunu, Tambora and Peciko fields. Previously, BJ Tubular Services provided casing and tubing running services to Total offshore Balikpapan, Indonesia from 2000 to 2001 in the Tunu North field.