Four competitors vying for the deal to provide a floating production, storage and offloading vessel for the Limbayong development offshore Malaysia are working hard behind the scenes to secure the valuable job.

The Limbayong field, located 123 kilometres offshore the state of Sabah in water depths between 900 and 1200 metres, is Kuala Lumpur-based national oil company Petronas’ first operated deep-water development in Malaysia.