Fossil energy – Malaysia
Thai state-owned upstream player PTTEP is swapping out the Caspian Sea FSO vessel at its producing West Patricia oilfield offshore Malaysia for a couple of months this summer.
The FSO will be replaced by the Crescent Moon, which will act as an FSO, from 12 July to 18 September at the field on Block SK 309 in Malaysia’s Exclusive Economic Zone.
UK contractor Zodiac Maritime’s 150,581-deadweight tonne Liberia-flagged suezmax tanker Crescent Moon (formerly the Archway) is already in Bintulu, Sarawak for deployment at West Patricia.
The field is located 40 kilometres offshore Bintulu in a water depth of 40 metres.
Omni Offshore Terminals’ Malaysia-flagged Caspian Sea since 2003 has been operating at the West Patricia field on Block SK 309 offshore Sarawak, East Malaysia.
The 1979-built Caspian Sea has been supporting West Patricia production for 18 years, following its delivery from Singapore’s Jurong Shipyard where it underwent life extension and upgrading repairs.