SPT Offshore designs new wellhead platform in offshore Malaysia

A new wellhead platform (WHP) is to be built at Ophir Production’s offshore oilfield in Malaysia using a solution developed by Netherlands-based SPT Offshore, which specialises in suction pile anchors and foundations.

Muhibbah Engineering (M) won the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract for the project in late November.

Muhibbah will install the new WHP using SPT Offshore’s tri-legged jacket with an integrated suction pile foundation, which will be installed in one piece offshore, “making a safe and swift offshore execution possible”, said Mark Riemers, MD of SPT Offshore.

“This award proves that suction pile foundations for wellhead platforms are a very cost-efficient solution and provides the option for re-use at other fields. Despite the downturn in the offshore oil and gas sector, SPT Offshore was able to secure this project,” Riemers said.

Ophir Production is a joint venture between Octanex Pte Ltd (50% equity interest), the Singapore-based subsidiary of Australia’s Octanex NL; Scomi D&P (30%) and Vestigo Petroleum (20%), part of Petronas Carigali.

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.
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