29 Jan Telecommunication Systems for Offshore Facilities – Reach Integrated Awarded Telecom System for OPHIR’s New Oil Producing Platform
The OPHIR Field is located off the coast of Peninsular Malaysia, it is a marginal field when developed will consist of one manned Floating, Production, Storage & Offloading (FPSO) Facility and one unmanned Wellhead Platform (WHP); whereby both the FPSO & WHP facilities will be connected via a flexible flowline.
The developer & operator of this OPHIR Field is Ophir Production Sdn Bhd (OPSB); a joint venture company formed between Octanex Energy Exploration, Scomi D&P Sdn Bhd and Vestigo Petroleum Sdn Bhd. Under a Risk Sharing Contract (RSC), on the 11th of June 2014, PETRONAS has given consent to OPSB to proceed with the field development of this OPHIR Field.
Under this concept, MAMPU1 FPSO (which was originally an oil tanker converted to FPSO) will be deployed to the OPHIR Field to take the role & functionality as the manned FPSO for this project; and at the same time, Muhibbah Engineering (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (one of Malaysia’s premier fabricators for offshore & marine facilities) has been charged & awarded by OPSB to fabricate as well as to commission the corresponding unmanned WHP ~ OPHIR Wellhead Platform.
In turn, Muhibbah Engineering (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has today awarded Reach Integrated with the task of “Design, Supply, System & Local Testing, Pre-Commissioning and Offshore Commissioning” of the required Telecommunication Systems for this new OPHIR Wellhead Platform as well as the necessary telecommunication integration and tie-in works at the manned MAMPU1 FPSO; where all monitoring & control activities for OPHIR Wellhead Platform will be performed at the control station onboard MAMPU1 FPSO.
Point to note and in order to ensure all monitoring & control activities onboard MAMPU1 FPSO can be performed continuously & reliably under all possible operating conditions, part of Reach Integrated’s scopes is to provide a wireless data / voice transmission link between these two offshore facilities.