Wood Group Kenny will support the Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company (KPOC) in pipeline engineering and flow assurance engineering studies for the Kamansu East (KME) field offshore Sabah, Malaysia.
The work will include concept select studies and definition engineering on subsea heating options, thus preventing hydrates, for the 30 km gas pipeline that runs from the KME field in 750 meters of water to the company’s new shelf edge Kebabangan platform.
The pipeline heating technology could be the first application for deepwater gas development in Malaysia.
“This project is a great opportunity to tackle the challenges posed by subsea pipeline heating for deepwater projects. It is an honor to work with KPOC on the Kamansu East project,” said Wood Group Kenny CEO Bob MacDonald.
The KME field and Kebabangan Northern Hub Project are part of the Kebabangan Cluster, which is owned by Petronas Carigali Sdn. Bhd. (40%), ConocoPhillips (Sabah Gas) Ltd (30%) and Shell Energy Asia Limited (30%).
KPOC is a joint venture company, established to act as the cluster operator. The first gas from the field is expected to be required in the early 2020s.