Refurbished jack up production unit produces marginal field off Malaysia

A refurbished mat-supported jack up mobile oil production unit (MOPU) recently began operating in 63 m of water on the Cendor oil field in Block PM304 off Malaysia (Fig. 1). Click here to enlarge imagePetrofac Malaysia, a unit of Petrofac Ltd. UK, operates the field.Phase 1 of the project includes seven dry-tree well completions on the MOPU that produce oil to a spread-moored floating storage and offloading vessel (FSO) through a flexible subsea pipeline.Richard Hall, vice-president of operations and development for Petrofac’s resources division and general manager of Petrofac Malaysia, told OGJ that one factor that made this low-cost development solution possible for this marginal...

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