Malaysian RNZ wins FEED contract on Bardegg-2
The national oil company (NOC) Petronas selected the local engineering services provider RNZ Integrated (RNZ) to perform the front end engineering and design (FEED) of the Baram Delta Gas Gathering phase two (Bardegg-2) project on the Baronia field offshore Miri in the Sarawak province in Malaysia.
In this second phase of the Baram Delta Gas Gathering project, Petronas is willing to collect gas to boost the crude oil production in the neighboring fields as part of an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) program and to feed the Bintulu liquefield natural gas (LNG) facility.
Malaysia is one of the few countries in the world producing and consuming natural gas in such quantities that it may turn at any time from its current net exporter position to net importer and vice versa later on.
Not only the economical growth is pushing the natural gas consumption, but Malaysia is also aiming at increasing the local downstream activities in the petrochemical sector with projects such as RAPID in order to convert the export of crude oil and natural gas into high added value hydrocarbon products.
Teaming up with the international oil company (IOC) Shell, Petronas prepared the Baram Delta Operations EOR (BDO EOR) program to gather all sources of natural gas and carbon dioxide to boost maturing crude oil fields.
These fields are in production for 30 years and after natural depletion Petronas and Shell have reached a modest 30% recovery rate that opens high expectations on the performances of the Baram Delta Operations EOR program.
These fields plus Bakau, Fairley and Siwa are estimated to contain still 4 billion barrels of in-place reserves of oil.
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Headquartered in Kuala lumpur, RNZ has also a design office in Miri, in front of the project, in the Sarawak province.
The Baram Delta Gas Gathering phase 2 project should include a:
– Eight legs central processing platform (CPP)
– 16-slot wellhead structure
The Bardegg-2 central processing platform should weight more than 10,000 tonnes as to host a:
– Gas processing
– Gas compression station
– Condensate stabilization unit
– Gas injection unit
– Water injection unit
– Water treatment facilities.
The Tukau Timur project should include two wellhead platforms of nine and six slots facility respectively to be tied-in Bardegg-2 central processing platform.
This challenge may provide some competitive advantage to Aker Solutions which is used to deploy the corresponding technologies in the North Sea.