South Korea-based POSCO International has awarded DORIS Engineering and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) the front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for the Shwe Project Phase 3 development offshore Myanmar, DORIS reported Wednesday.
A multiple gas-condensate field integrated development in Bay of Bengal blocks A-1 and A-3, the Shwe Project encompasses three major field areas: the central Shwe field, the northern Shwe Phyu field and the southerly Mya field, DORIS noted in a written statement emailed to Rigzone. The company added the central Shwe field, located in approximately 459 (140 meters) of water, features an existing SHP – a drilling, central production and accommodation platform – at a water depth of 364 feet (111 meters).
Providing LP compression – to support ongoing production from existing fields – constitutes the Phase 3 Project, stated DORIS, an HHI subcontractor. The firm noted that it launched the Phase 3 FEED design competition on Sept. 23, 2019. It pointed out the competition’s scope includes a new LP compression platform bridge linked to the existing SHP.
“We are very proud of working once more with our long-term partner HHI for POSCO International and we are confident that DORIS’ expertise in designing fit-for-purpose offshore facilities along with HHI superior offshore construction and installation capabilities, will lead to a successful FEED as we did for the Shwe Phase 1,” commented Francis Carmigniani, DORIS’ managing director.
DORIS stated that it collaborated with HHI on Phase 1 in 2009. It explained the Phase 1 development included the SHP platform with 640 million standard cubic feet of capacity installed by float-over, the Mya North subsea production system, infield and export pipelines and an onshore gas terminal. Adding that it won the FEED full field design competition with HHI, DORIS noted that in 2010 it performed detailed engineering of the SHP and HHI carried out the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) work.