Chevron to tender Ubon Offshore Platform and FPU
The California-based company Chevron and its partners, PTTEP from Thailand, Hess from USA and Mitsui Oil (Mitsui) from Japan are preparing the calls for tender for the main engineering, production and construction (EPC) contracts to be awarded for the development of the offshore Ubon project in Thailand.
Covered by the Contract 4 concession, the interests in the Block 12/27 are shared between:
– Chevron 35% is the operator
– Hess 15%
– Mitsui 5%
Since all the contractors identified Ubon as one of the largest projects in Gulf of Thailand, the qualification process took some time from the first extensive list of pre-qualified companies down to the current short list.
In addition, this qualification process came after some uncertainty on the final concept of the project causing some delay to the front end engineering and design (FEED).
1) Combine a floating, production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel with a wellhead platform
2) Tie-up a central processing platform with a floating storage and offloading (FSO) unit
In that respect Ubon central processing platform is designed for 115 million cf/d of natural gas capacity and to host 140 workers in the living quarter.
From a total weight of 20,000 tonnes, the topsides of this Ubon central processing platform represent approximately 6,000 tonnes.
Chevron and PTTEP made two short lists for Ubon
For the Ubon central processing platform, five contractors remain in competition:
For the FSO, the list of the qualified contractors came down even shorter , nailed down to:
Chevron and its partners are intended to call for tenders theses EPC contracts on the first quarter of this year so that the Ubon central processing platform and FSO could be awarded on second half 2014.