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Winter 2013/2014 News Letter

Kikeh Shock Absorbers

Kikeh Shock Absorbers Render

Antares Enery Solutions were contracted by MISC Berhad Ltd to provide Engineering design and consultancy services to provide a solution to minimise impact schock loading during a heavy lift operation on the Kikeh FPSO. Antares Energy Solutions developed a damping/soft landing system for the Kikeh FPSO Heavy Lift Project, located 120km north-west of Labuan, Malaysia.

Antares Energy Solutions undertook the fast track from Conceptional design, manufacture and testing of a soft landing system that would accommodate any shock/impact loads during the installation of the 150Te accommodation module onto the FPSO Navigation bridge roof, whilst it remained on station.

The cylinders were pre-charged with compressed air and fully extended, as the load was applied the cylinder.Kikeh Shock Absorbers The cylinders were then further compressed as load was landed and the absorption from the shock loads taken in the cylinders.

A total of six cylinders were manufactured and utilised for the project specific lifting operation during which they performed faultlessly. In addition Antares prepared an Operations Manual and a full As Built Dossier. The entire project was completed within a six week period.

Eastern Hub Mercury Removal (EHMR) Project

AES were contracted by Hallin Marine PTE Ltd to provide Project Management, Onshore Engineering, and Offshore Engineering support for the Belanak field operated by Conoco Phillips is situated in the West Natuna, Indonesia.

Antares scope of work was the installation of a new 6” duplex riser and 13 riser clamps at WHP-A platform, 4km of 6” flexible flowline, 6" PLEM spool and 6" dynamic riser to the Belanak FPSO.

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Key points of Antares role in the project are listed below.

  • Liaise with the end client to provide installation procedures and drawings.
  • Installation analysis of the flexible flowline and dynamic riser.
  • Design and build the required installation aides in conjunction with Seagull Antares.
  • Selection and procurement support for lay-spread equipment.
  • Mobilisation of DSV Ullswater with two 9.2m reels and under rollers and associated equipment.
  • Engineering supervision for all the offshore installation activities.
  • Fast-track engineering and installation completed the project successfully on time, on budget and safely.

Cillamaya – l-Pargi Gas Export pipeline by-pass project


AES were engaged by PT Timas for the design, fabrication and installation engineering for the following subsea structures which formed part of the I-Pargi Gas Export pipeline bypass project.

1 No 24” Pipeline Manifold and, 1 No 24” in line valve skid c/w flanged mechanical connectors

1 No 20” Pipeline Manifold and, 1 No 20” in line valve skid c/w flanged mechanical connectors

1 No 14” Pipeline Manifold and, 1 No 14” in line valve skid c/w flanged mechanical connectors

3 No Hot Tap protection structures

3 No In Line Valve Spool protection structures

This was a particularly fast track project with just ten weeks from receipt of the initial work order to load out of the finished structure at the Seagull Marine owned and operated quayside. A true marker for the total integrated package that Antares are able to offer our clients.

AES were further engaged by Hallin Marine to provide project management, Installation Engineering and Procurement support for the entire offshore installation works related to the offshore phase of this project. In the period from 25th July to 28th September utilising the DSV Carlisle and DSV Ullswater the following task were completed in time and budget, against a very demanding schedule.

  • Installation of 8 No Pipeline crossings
  • Installation of 2 No pipeline manifolds
  • Large scale seabed dredging and pipeline concrete removal
  • Metrology and installation of 7 No Rigid spoolpieces
  • Large scale seabed dredging and pipeline concrete removal
  • Performed 9 No Hot Taps including Stopple Installation
  • Performed 6 No Pipeline Cold Cuts
  • Installed 3 No In Line Valve Spools c/w flanged mechanical connectors
  • Installed 6 No protection frames
  • Perform isolation and field bypass operations

Eastern Hub Mercury Removal

Winter 2012/2013 News Letter

Seagull Antares Pte Ltd

Antares Energy Solutions and Seagull Marine are proud to announce the joint venture company Seagull Antares Pte Ltd competing in the Design and Fabrication of structures and equipment for the offshore industry.

Seagull AntaresThe first project for detail design and fabrication of 3 No Net Guard structures for FMC Technologies is now complete. The structures were designed to meet all industry standards for wellhead protection and overtrawlability. The structures were fabricated by Seagull Antares at the Tonoto yard in Tuas, Singapore for load out directly onto the transportation barge.


Completed and Current Projects

Antares Energy Solutions Pte Ltd has completed three projects this autumn two with Hallin Marine in Indonesia and one as client representatives for Thanglong in Vietnam. We are currently working on Banyu Urip project for Rekayasa Industi.

Jangkar Umbilical Replacement, Client Hallin Marine

AES were engaged by Hallin Marine to provide Project Management, Installation Engineering and Procurement Support for the installation of 6.2km of hydraulic umbilical for their contract with PT Timas Suplindo.

Jangkar Umbilical ReplacementThe old umbilical was disconnected and wet stored to one side and the new lay route surveyed. Concrete mattresses were placed at the crossing locations. The new free issue 88mm Dia, hydraulic control umbilical was pulled into the KH platform and successfully laid away and stabbed into Jangkar subsea wellhead. Successful tests were completed on the well by Star Energy and production restarted.


PCP-PF Power Cable Installation, Client Hallin Marine

Hallin Marine engaged AES to undertake Project Management, Offshore Engineering Support and Procurement Support for their installation contract with PHE.

Power Cable InstallationSOV Ullswater surveyed the new lay route and the pull-in of the cable onto PCP platform, via the preinstalled I-tube, then proceeded. The lay away to PF platform commenced, including the installation of Uraduct for the pipeline crossings. The cable was laid in a lazy ‘S’ configuration in front of PF platform. After the successful pull-in at PF platform, the cable was then successfully tested by PHE and was found to be fully functional.

Client representation, for Thanglong

Thanglong Joint Operating Company were awarded the contract for the installation and hook-up of two platforms and associated subsea pipelines Thanglong Client Representationfor the development of the HST and HSD fields located in Block 15 2/01 in Vietnam by Petrovietnam Technical Services Corporation.

Saipem were subcontracted by Thanglong to carry out the offshore works.

AES were contracted to Thanglong to provide client representation aboard the Saipem vessels to supervise the work scope.

Banyu Urip, for Rekayasa Industi

Rekayasa Industi has been awarded the EPC contract for Banyu Urip in Cepu Tuban, East Java which is owned by Mobil Cepu Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil.

AES provided the engineering installation / fabrication team for the preparation and execution of the offshore phase of the works for Rekayasa Industi.

This EPC project comprises of installation of 23km of 20” pipeline – including beach pull, and deployment of a 2,600 metric ton Mooring Tower at a water depth of 33 meters.