(EnergyAsia, November 12, Wednesday) — Aker Solutions, the Norwegian oil and gas engineering services company, said it has been awarded a five-year supply agreement by Malaysia’s Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) to supply subsea production systems equipment and services.
SSB, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, has several existing platforms off the coast of Sarawak state as production sharing contractor (PSC) operator. The company is a partner with Malaysian state oil and gas company Petronas and upstream arm Petronas Carigali and Nippon Oil Exploration (M) Ltd where new subsea wells will be tied back to. The wells are found in water depths down to 200 metres.
“This supply agreement is a significant milestone for us as it is our first collaboration with Shell in this country. It is also an important recognition from one of the world’s major oil and gas companies to our Malaysian operation and unique manufacturing centre,” said Egil Martinussen, president of Aker Solutions in Malaysia.
“The potential in the Sarawak area is big, and we look forward to working with SSB to develop it further over the coming years.”
The scope of work for the five-year supply agreement includes design, manufacturing, testing, installation, commissioning, follow-on support and maintenance of wellheads, subsea trees, subea controls, flow bases and tie-in equipment.
Manufacturing and testing of all equipment will take place at Aker Solutions’ hi-tech subsea manufacturing centre in the Port Klang Free Zone in western Malaysia.
The contract party is Aker Solutions Malaysia Sdn Bhd. Malaysia is the operation headquarters for Aker Solutions in Asia Pacific, which provides complete subsea manufacturing services, project management and administrative support services.