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RINA Services awarded two major contracts for Indonesian gas

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PT RINA Indonesia, in consortium with PT Depriwangga, has been awarded two contracts to provide Quality Assurance services for offshore and onshore projects in Indonesia. The first, awarded by Chevron Indonesia, is to provide QA/QC inspection services as part of the offshore Bangka Field development project. The second is to provide QA and Quality Engineering services for ExxonMobil Cepu Limited (EMCL), a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, for the development of its onshore Cepu Block.

The Bangka Field is located approximately 70 km offshore at East Kalimantan in water depths of 3200 ft. The field comprises two stacked upper slope channel complexes, known as the Upper Channel and Lower Channel reservoirs both containing gas-condensate. Chevron Indonesia is creating 'Bangka hubs' which are located in the Makassar Strait, Indonesia.

Chevron is developing the field as two subsea wells connected via a single flexible flowline to the existing West Seno Floating Production Unit (FPU), which is located approximately 20 km south of the field. RINA Indonesia will provide QA/QC inspection services for material and component fabrication, installation, testing, pre-commissioning and commissioning activities. In addition, the company will perform third party expediting services for various materials and equipment purchased domestically and globally for the project.

The 12-month contract has an estimated value of US$1.3 million. It is the result of a focussed campaign put in place by RINA global and local energy teams to develop business in the region. The business is significant in that it is the first project in Asia with an oil major like Chevron which operates different fields in offshore Indonesia.

The contract awarded by ExxonMobil Cepu Ltd. (EMCL) for the Cepu Gas Drilling Program comprises services for land drilling and completion program for six wells in the Jambaran Tiung Biru field with four new and two re-entry wells and a further optional two new and one re-entry wells in the Kedung Keris field. The contract, which was awarded to PT RINA Indonesia and PT Depriwangga, is valued at US$3 000 000 and covers QA and QE for drilling equipment and tools, OCTG, drilling tubulars supporting equipment and materials. The contract is expected to run for three years with work carried out at various facilities and bases located throughout Indonesia and worldwide.

Andrea Bombardi, Chief Commercial Officer Energy&Infrastructure, RINA Services, said “RINA Services is a strong company that can support major oil companies throughout the world. We are delighted to be providing services to our US key clients, Chevron and ExxonMobil on these two prestigious projects. The Bangka Field development is the company’s second deep water project in Indonesia, the first being the Jangkrik Complex Project, and builds on the success of RINA with US oil majors and in this region.”

RINA continues to show its strength in the Indonesia region and the extensiveness of its network serving US Oil Majors worldwide. Its services will ensure high quality, smooth running and timely projects for Chevron and ExxonMobil contributing to the return on investment on the projects.

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