Tapis EOR jacket en route for installation

August 2, 2013

Dateline 2013-07-05, Daily Express:

ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc (EMEPMI), a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, together with Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd have successfully completed the construction and loadout of its platform jacket for the first large-scale Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) project in the region.

The eight-legged jacket – a tall, steel structure that rises up from the ocean to support a surface deck – is now en route to be installed at the Tapis field, located about 200km offshore Terengganu.

“The 5,500-tonne jacket is the substructure for the main central processing facility of the EOR project. Built in Lumut, it’s the heaviest jacket that we have installed in Malaysia,” Project Executive Douglas C. Smith told Bernama in an exclusive interview.

From Bernama – MMHE Secures RM1.4 Billion Contract From EMEPMI

November 16, 2011

Dateline 2011-11-03:

Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Bhd (MMHE) has secured the RM1.4 billion Tapis Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) project from ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc (EMEPMI).

The contract from the subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation is for the construction and installation of the main structure for the Tapis R topside, which is the main structure of the Tapis EOR project.

EMEPMI chairman and president, Hugh W Thompson said the contract was part of the company’s long-term commitment to work closely with PETRONAS and their co-venture partner PETRONAS Carigali to develop Malaysia’s full energy potential.”

Tapis Crude Prices

May 25, 2010

From this article, it seems that our Malaysian brand of Tapis crude was worth a lot lately:

The highest average price was observed on the Malaysian oil Tapis last week. Its average sport price hit $84.01 per barrel, which is less by $4.45 compared to the previous week. This type is used as a reference for the oil-producing zone of the Far East. Tapis’s density is 45.5-degrees API with a 0.1-percent sulfur content.

From The Star – Tapis Price Adjustment

July 2, 2009

Petroliam National Bhd (PETRONAS) raised a price-adjustment factor in it Tapis crude oil to 60 cents a barrel in June … last month, the price component was 40 cents a barrel.

PETRONAS Tapis Price

PETRONAS Tapis Price

Interesting to note that peninsular malaysia crude is stil called Tapis crude, though Tapis is no longer a major contributor to crude output. Maybe we should call it rojak crude.

A Description of Tapis Crude

October 31, 2008

Here’s a link to an article on the properties of Tapis Crude, which comes from offshore Terengganu (ignore the crude oil price, it’s outdated).

Congratulation, PCSB, EMEPMI, and all you other fellows that produce through Tapis Pump.

I always think we should sell Tapis crude as a brand, rather than a commodity. It’s got a lot of things going for it:

  • Good history.
  • A mixture of many oil companies’ production, lots of vested interest.
  • Has its own pump station in the middle of the South China Sea.

Can you imagine a PETRONAS ad saying ‘Buy TAPIS’ instead of ‘Buy Syntium’? Exxon has the same interest as well..’ExxonMobil, a proud contributor to the TAPIS lifestyle’. ‘What have we got that Shell doesn’t? TAPIS!’

You can tell my day job isn’t as an ad copywriter.