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Singapore SOV active in Indonesian gas field

12th November 2012

Hallin Marine’ SOV Windermere is providing offshore support services in Maleo gas field in Indonesia

Singapore SOV active in Indonesian gas field
The Maleo gas field was discovered in June 2002 and is estimated to have proven and probable reserves of around 240 billion cubic feet

A Singapore based energy services provider has announced that one of its subsea operations vessels is providing offshore support services in the Maleo gas field off Madura, East Java, in Indonesia.

Hallin Marine this month announced that its SOV Windermere is engaged in “a wide range of testing and platform support operations” off Madura on behalf of a major Indonesian oil company, the Singapore energy services provider said in a press release.

“These include repair and maintenance of subsea gussets, underwater welding of gusset plates and grouting work on mobile offshore production unit (MOPU) legs. A central element of the project is the Windermere's integral 15-man saturating diving facility,” the company said.

John Giddens, Hallin Marine's Chief Executive Officer  said: "Gas from the Maleo field is being produced from a MOPU supported by a six-wellhead platform". This is connected to a 7.4 kilometre spur-line to the East Java Gas Pipeline for distribution to the Surabaya and Gresik gas grid. The
region is notorious for strong wind and choppy seas. These create a challenging environment in which to perform saturation dive work.

SOV Windermere is equipped for wellhead servicing, inspection and construction diving as well as remote-operated submersible vehicle support. Capable of accommodating 120 personnel, the 80 x 77 metre vessel incorporates a helicopter landing deck, high-capacity crane, a 15-man saturation diving system and three-man moonpool launched diving bell.

The Maleo gas field was discovered in June 2002 and is estimated to have proven and probable reserves of around 240 billion cubic feet. Production commenced in 2006 using a multiple-wellhead platform connected via a 7.4 kilometre spur to the East Java Gas Pipeline for distribution to the Gresik and Surabaya grid.