PTTEP lets contract for Arthit field development

Petroleum Authority of Thailand's exploration and production subsidiary PTTEP has awarded Technip a contract for the detailed engineering of four generic wellhead platforms with associated subsea pipelines and tie-ins.

Eric Watkins
Senior Correspondent

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 -- Petroleum Authority of Thailand's exploration and production subsidiary PTTEP has awarded Technip a contract for the detailed engineering of four generic wellhead platforms with associated subsea pipelines and tie-ins.

The platforms will be installed in the Arthit natural gas field in 80 m of water in the Gulf of Thailand, and tied to existing wellhead platforms.

The contract covers engineering services, which are to be completed in May, as well as the preparation of purchase requisitions for all long-lead items.

Technip said its operations and engineering center in Bangkok will execute the contract with pipeline engineering support from the Technip operations and engineering center in Kuala Lumpur.

In January, PTTEP said it expected the offshore Arthit gas field to start production in first quarter 2008 with an initial capacity of 330 MMcfd of gas.

Contact Eric Watkins at hippalus@yahoo.com.

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