Singapore: Hallin Marine’s OSV Windermere is now working in the Maleo gas field off Madura, East Java. Operating on behalf of a major Indonesian oil company, the Windermere is engaged in a wide range of platform inspection, repair and maintenance operations. These include underwater gouging and welding, and grouting work on mobile offshore production unit (MOPU). A central element of the project is the Windermere‘s integral 15-man saturating diving facility.
“Gas from the Maleo field is being produced from a MOPU supported by a six-wellhead platform,” explained John Giddens, Hallin Marine’s Chief Executive Officer. This is connected to a 7.4 km spur-line to the East Java Gas Pipeline for distribution to the Surabaya and Gresik gas grid. The region is notorious for strong wind and choppy seas. These create a challenging environment in which to perform saturation dive work.
The Maleo gas field was discovered in June 2002 and is estimated to have proven and probable reserves of around 240bn cu ft. Production commenced in 2006 using a multiple-wellhead platform connected via a 7.4 km spur to the East Java Gas Pipeline for distribution to the Gresik and Surabaya grid. [09/11/12]