Aker Receives Engineering Contract in South China Sea
Aker Solutions will provide detailed engineering for the Kebabangan (KBB) Northern Hub development project in the South China Sea. Under the four-year contract awarded by Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company (KPOC), Aker will provide detailed design and engineering support through to the project's start up phase. The KBB facility will compromise a single integrated drilling, oil and gas production, utilities and quarters topsides mounted on a fixed 8-leg jacket in 466 feet (142 meters) of water. The topsides will weigh approximately 18,739 tons (17,000 metric tons), and is designed for installation by the floatover method; the jacket weight is estimated to be 15,432 tons, and (14,000 metric tons) will be launched-installed. Gas and oil will be sent to shore via 84-mile (135-kilometer) export lines. Shell's-operated deep-water Malikai field will also be tied in via separate, partially stabilized liquid and dry gas lines shortly after first gas from KBB. KPOC, consisting of Petronas Carigali (40%), ConocoPhillips Sabah Gas (30%), and Shell Energy Asia (30%), will operate the project.SubseaIQ provides focused, in-depth coverage of offshore field development activities around the world, with daily updates on hundreds of offshore fields and facilities. Click here to sign up for the free weekly email newsletter.
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