Conoco awards Belanak FPSO contract to Halliburton affiliate

Conoco Inc., Houston, has awarded Halliburton Co. affiliate PT Brown & Root Indonesia a $600 million contract to provide project management, engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) services for the Conoco Belanak floating production, storage, and offloading vessel.

By the OGJ Online Staff

HOUSTON, Aug. 23 -- Conoco Inc., Houston, has awarded Halliburton Co. affiliate PT Brown & Root Indonesia a $600 million contract to provide project management, engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) services for the Conoco Belanak floating production, storage, and offloading vessel (FPSO).

The FPSO, to be installed on the Conoco-operated South Natuna Sea Block B off Indonesia, will be the first offshore liquefied petroleum gas facility in the Asia-Pacific region.

The EPCI contract will take 3 years to complete, from contract signing to first production in late 2004.

Dallas-based Halliburton said the processing system will be one of the most complex ever installed offshore. It will process 100,000 b/d of hydrocarbon liquids, including cryogenic processing for LPG products, and up to 350 MMscfd of gas.

The hull will have 1 million b/d of oil storage capacity.

Halliburton has contracted an Asian shipyard to build the hull; PT J. Ray McDermott Indonesia will fabricate and integrate the topsides.

The contract also includes the design, supply, and offshore installation of 10 flexible risers connecting the FPSO to the subsea pipelines and flowlines, and three subsea power and data cables linking the FPSO to the other Belanak field facilities.

Also, Halliburton affiliates will perform startup and commissioning of the production facilities.

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