DPS Scores Chim Sao FPSO Contract Offshore Vietnam

Process system integrators, DPS (Bristol) Ltd, has been awarded another significant FPSO contract, this time for Premier Oil's Block 12W Field Development FPSO servicing discoveries including Chim Sao (Blackbird).


DPS have been contracted by Emas Offshore Construction & Production Pte Ltd (EOCP) for not only the detail design engineering services for the CSU, Water Injection and Flare Knock Out Drum modules as part of the 50,000 barrels per day production capacity vessel, but also the provision of engineering and manpower for support with the Integration Engineering of the Project. This integration work will be supported by a dedicated team located in EOCP's Singapore office.


The FPSO contract and the operation of the field including the operation of the Wellhead Platform have been awarded to EOCP. The
EOCP FPSO will be converted from a 168,000 deadweight tonne oil tanker.


DPS Group Engineering Manager, Noel Denton said, "DPS were part of the original EMAS consortium that won the project following a twelve week design competition last year. Against the current economic background it has taken over a year to come to fruition, but all parties have
worked tirelessly to bring a solution together."


Denton added, "While the project is being managed from our UK FPSO hub, it will again see co-operation across a number of DPS companies with support from our global offices in Malaysia and Singapore. It also offers another chance to demonstrate our integration engineering credentials and this is something to be proud of."


Neil Young, DPS Group Managing Director, added, "Everyone is fully aware of the tough twelve months the FPSO sector has experienced and we hope this indicates a thawing of the market. With construction work on the topsides for BW Offshore's Pioneer FPSO (for the US Gulf of Mexico) coming to an end, this maintains our momentum and further strengthens our global process topsides reputation.”


Young concluded, "Having recently completed work on the Ruby FPSO and the Kamari FSO, both destined for Vietnam, the Block 12W Field
Development FPSO further demonstrates our commitment to the Vietnamese market, where we hope to soon have an in-country engineering