Malaysia’s OceanMight, the oil and gas subsidiary of KKB Engineering, has successfully loaded out the wellhead platform topsides for PTTEP’s Pemanis project offshore Sarawak, East Malaysia.

OceanMight in December 2019 won the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract for the Pemanis Satellite (PESA) platform topsides – PTTEP’s first upstream development since acquiring Murphy Oil’s Malaysia assets that same year.

The PESA platform is expected to produce around 60 million cubic feet per day of gas.

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The structure will be installed on the shallow-water Pemanis field on the Block SK 309 production sharing contract. Pemanis sits in a water depth of 30 metres around 65 kilometres northwest of Bintulu.

OceanMight successfully completed its EPCC project with a total cumulative 551,120 manhours achieved with zero lost time injury.

Dedicated loadout jetty

The construction was performed at its yard in Kuching, which has a dedicated 30,000-tonne loadout jetty on the Sarawak River, on a 70-acre site at Jalan Bako.

The PESA topsides was fabricated entirely inside a 45-metre tall Mega Workshop .

This weather independent and continuous work approach, coupled with optimum use of automations, competent in-house and construction team capabilities had undoubtedly contributed to the increase in productivity and improved HSE and quality control of the works resulting in Zero LTI, a successful and timely delivery of the project, said OceanMight.

With completion of the safe loadout and sea-fastening, the sailaway took place on 25 June.

OceanMight hailed the “unprecedented challenges” its team and service providers had to overcome due to the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Movement Control Orders the Malaysian government has imposed since last year to stop its spread as “another milestone”.

The strict adherence to all SOPs by OceanMight’s workforce and partners, the united front and HSE culture with enforcement of procedures has enabled all parties to ensure successful delivery of this important project in Sarawak for PTTEP and once again demonstrated the resilience of OceanMight moving forward, the contractor said.

Varied workscopes

“Licensed by Petronas since 2013, we have successfully bid and won 11 contracts since 2014 - the combined value is approximately 915 million ringgit (US$220.2 million). To date, the HSE achievement recorded around 5.2 million manhours and zero LTI for all 11 contracts consisting of varied engineering, procurement and construction; EPCC and engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning workscopes,” OceanMight Group managing director Kho Kak Beng told Upstream.

Eight of these 11 contracts have been completed safely and ahead of time while the three remaining jobs are due to be completed by 2022. OceanMight’s clients include Malaysia’s Petronas Carigali, MISC, Vestigo Petroleum, Sapura Fabrication and Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering; Thailand’s PTTEP; Repsol of Spain and the Enquest-Uzma joint venture.