BSP to tender 6 platforms for Champion enhancement
Champion is the largest oil and gas field in the Sultanate of Brunei representing 40% of the reserves of the country.
Among the 4,570 reservoirs identified in Brunei, Champion is by far the largest but also the most complex.
Depending on the reservoirs, the oil may be highly viscous and very difficult to extract with usual techniques.
In production since 1972, Champion accumulated production is exceeding 680 million barrels of crude oil.
Anyway, two third of the recoverable reserves are still in the reservoirs and the natural production in Champion is now declining.
In respect with the size of Champion and its contribution to the local economy, the Brunei Government made the decision in 2009 to investigate solutions to expand the plateau production with advanced techniques of enhanced oil recovery (EOR).
According to the costs to implement these techniques at the scale of Champion, Shell and Brunei Government opted for the massive water injection with the Champion waterflood scheme.
These water injection wells should boost the production of the 260 existing wells supported by 40 platforms.
Damit WorleyParsons to provide engineering services
The local Damit Worley Parsons Engineering (DWE) is supporting BSP for the engineering and the project management of this Champion optimization project.
To supply in water and power this Champion waterflood scheme, the project will require 12 platforms to be tendered for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract in two phases of 6 units.
The first phase should include three packages:
– A drilling production platform
– Four wellheads platforms
– A modification of gas compression platform for water injection treatment and power generation upgrading
The drilling platform should weight 4,000 t and the wellheads platforms 2,000 t each.
– China Offshore Oil Engineering Corporation from China
– Nippon Steel from Japan
– SapuraKencana from Malaysia
– SMOE from Singapore
– Swiber Offshore from Singapore.
All the bidders are expected to submit their technical and commercial offer in April.