The Cuu Long joint operating company in Vietnam is taking the initial steps to secure major offshore contractors for the next development phase of the large Su Tu Trang (White Lion) gas condensate field.

The next phase — dubbed Phase 2B — is part of the full-field development of Su Tu Trang and will require a sizeable offshore production platform that Vietnam-based project sources said requires a topsides weighing about 6500 tonnes supported by a large fixed steel jacket.