Eni calls for bids for Jangkrik development

Contractors are lining up to pre-qualify for the tender on the Eni-operated Jangkrik project neighbouring Chevron’s deep-water Gendalo-Gehem development in the Makassar Strait.

Eni has called for bids on an approved floating production development of the Jangkrik field.

Preliminary indications show the Jangkrik floater will be between 150 metres and 200 metres long and boast about 9000 to 10,000 tonnes of topsides.

Unlike most floating production projects in Indonesia, the Italian operator has invited bids for the combined front-end engineering and design studies as well as engineering procurement and construction of the Jangkrik FPU.

In addition to the FPU, the Jangkrik field development also involves the installation, hook-up and commissioning of the associated pipelines as well as engineering and procurement of the subsea components.

The prequalification call from Eni had outlined three distinct packages linked to the FPU, pipelines and the subsea components.

However, some sources suggest the Italian player may elect to combine the Jangkrik spoils into a single contract. Eni has specified minimum 35% local content for the FPU and pipeline plus a 5% requirement for the subsea scope.

The tender will draw bids potentially from yard operators with a local presence, such as Meindo Elang Indah, Gunanusa, McDermott, Saipem and SMOE, along with engineering outfits such as Technip, Singgar Mulia and WorleyParsons.

Upstream understands the Jangkrik tender is also on the radar of South Korean yard operators including Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and STX Offshore & Shipbuilding.

As with the Gendalo-Gehem tender, these South Korean players would be gunning for a role in the hull fabrication of the proposed FPU.

Jangkrik is among the gas fields in Makassar Strait, which the Indonesian government has earmarked for fast-track development, according to the head of Indonesia’s upstream oil and gas regulator, BPMigas, R Priyono.

BPMigas took only 15 days to approve the plan of development for Jangkrik, a record in its history, Priyono said in a Jakarta Post report.

The Indonesian regulatory body is committed to accelerating approvals of PoDs for potential fields in eastern Indonesia and deep-water areas, Priyono added.

Jangkrik is targeted to start up production in 2015.

Output from the gas field in the Muara Bakau block will be exported to the Bontang liquefied natural gas plant in East Kalimantan.

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