BJ Services Wins Major Pipeline Contracts in China

BJ Process and Pipeline Services has been awarded a contract by a major offshore construction contractor to provide pipeline pre-commissioning services in China. These services will be carried out on the Chunxiao Gas Complex Development located offshore Nigbo, China.

Chunxiao Gas Complex Central to China's Largest Offshore Natural Gas Project

The Chunxiao Gas Complex forms a central part of the Xihu Trough Development Project, China's largest offshore natural gas project. A sub-sea pipeline extending 350 kilometers to the onshore terminal at Ningbo, Zhejiang Province will eventually deliver natural gas from the central processing offshore platform. The natural gas produced from this development will provide energy throughout the Zhejiang Province and the city of Shanghai.

A number of pipelines make up the complex Chunxiao Gas Development. BJ PPS is providing pre-commissioning services, including flooding, cleaning, gauging and hydrotesting for the following: a) a 63km x eight-inch pipeline that extends from the CEP offshore complex to the PH platform, b) a 19km x 16-inch pipeline that begins at the CHX-WHPA platform to the CEP offshore complex and c) a 25km x 12-inch pipeline that extends from the DQ-WHPA Platform to the CEP offshore complex. BJ PPS is also supplying these services in addition to dewatering, chemical swabbing and nitrogen packing for the 345km x 28-inch pipeline that extends from the CEP offshore complex to the SGPP onshore plant.

BJ PPS has already completed the pre-engineering phase and commenced offshore operations required by the five-month contract. The operation is being carried out by engineering and technical personnel and equipment from the BJ PPS Asia Pacific operations base in Singapore.

Building on Success

The current contract in China follows on the heels of a successful pipeline pre-commissioning operation carried out by BJ PPS for this construction contractor on the Hangzhou Bay Pipeline Project. In addition, BJ PPS has been awarded a contract to provide pipeline pre-commissioning and a variety of start- up services for the new PTT Pipeline Project in Thailand.