Diver dies offshore Malaysia at Petronas FPSO

October 17, 2022

Why not a DOSH report? Something to hide? “Unnamed FPSO”, really?

Dateline 2022-07-12, Energy Voice:

A commercial diver has died while performing an adapter mating test on the hull of a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel offshore Malaysia, according to a HSE report from national oil company Petronas.

Petronas said the accident was part of the underwater hull repair project for an unnamed FPSO. The work was being carried out in water depths of five to six metres. The accident, which involved a second diver, happened on 5 July 2022.

Yinson’s FPSO Helang achieve first gas

February 19, 2020

Dateline 2019-12-18, NST:

 Yinson Holdings Bhd’s latest floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel – FPSO Helang, has successfully completed performance testing, and charter rates commenced on 6 December 2019.

The Yinson team achieved timely delivery of first oil production 19 months after signing the contract for delivery of the FPSO facility with client JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Malaysia) Ltd (JX Nippon).

Yinson group chairman Lim Han Weng said the achievement was made possible through the great teamwork between the Yinson team, client and subcontractors.

“I would like to thank JX Nippon and Petronas for the opportunity to undertake this project.


Bertam FPSO carries Malaysian flag

April 21, 2018

YuorOilandGasNews (go figure), dateline 2018-02-27:

International Petroleum Corporation has announced that the Bertam FPSO is now registered as a Malaysian flagged vessel under the applicable Malaysian marine regulations.

The Bertam FPSO is required to be Malaysian flagged in order to offload oil production from the Bertam field in Malaysian waters. As previously announced in December 2017, IPC had received an extension for the provisional registration of the Bertam FPSO in Malaysia until March 2018.  Following the submission of an application to the relevant Malaysian authorities, the Bertam FPSO has now received registration as a Malaysian flagged vessel under the applicable Malaysian marine regulations.

IPC, through its wholly-owned subsidiary IPC Malaysia BV, is the operator of the Bertam field with a 75 percent working interest. Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd holds the remaining 25 percent.


April 10, 2014

Dateline 2014-0303, TWSJ:

Murphy Oil Corporation MUR -0.03% announced today that first oil production from the Siakap North-Petai (SNP) development offshore Malaysia commenced on February 27, 2014.

The SNP field, operated by Murphy with a 32 percent working interest, is located offshore Malaysia in a water depth of approximately 4,400 feet. The overall field development plan consists of eight producing wells and five water injection wells developed as a subsea tie-back to the Kikeh Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel. Initial operations commenced with production from four oil wells. Peak gross production from the field is expected to reach 35,000 barrels of oil per day in mid-2014. The unitized field combines the discoveries at Siakap North in Block K with Petai in the adjacent Block G. Murphy’s partners in the development are PETRONAS Carigali, Shell, and ConocoPhillips COP +0.18% with the latter two partners each holding a 21 percent working interest.


Saturday Star 2011-03-19 – Job Opportunities

March 21, 2011

Support me by purchasing my recommendations, or buying through my Amazon store. I need the money to pay for running this site. Corporate level sponsors are encouraged.

First off, if you need my help to submit your CVs, donate to the blog, and I’ll review your CV to see if it is worthy of my (and my associates’) expectations. If you can’t figure out how to donate, no need to ask.

  • FPSO ventures are looking for an Offshore Installation Manger, Production Superintendent, Production Supervisor, Production Technician. Snail mail to FPSO Ventures Sdn Bhd, Level 9, Menara Perak, No. 24 Jalan Perak, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, or email them here.
  • Talisman is looking for a Process Engineer (what happened to their old one?). Apply here, and visit their site.

Here are some ChemEng books selected by Amazon:

Troubleshooting Process Operations, 4th Edition, Process Technology Troubleshooting, Fundamentals of Natural Gas Processing, Second Edition (Dekker Mechanical Engineering)

Query – Simple Modelling of FPSO Vessel Rocking?

December 7, 2008

I’m curious whether anyone bothers to model the roll of a FPSO inside a process simulation package.

  1. I know that you can build vessels where you insert baffles to minimise the sloshing of liquids (does sloshing approximate to a simple harmonic motion system?), and Hysys allows for re-entrainment in the outlet (is there a simple formula which can approximate this?).
  2. Does a properly built vessel dampen the sloshing effect such that it’s not worth even thinking about vessel roll? What’s the largest vessel roll anyway?
  3. You can simulate the sloshing using computational fluid dynamics, but is that overkill?

Your answers and pointers would be interesting