GL Receives Certification Contract for Te Giac Trang Oil Field
Friday, Oct 02, 2009
Te Giac Trang (TGT) is a major oilfield project offshore Vietnam due to come on stream in mid-2011. Hoang Long Joint Operating Company, consisting of PetroVietnam E&P, UK company SOCO and Thailand upstream player PTTEP, now awarded international technical assurance and consulting company Germanischer Lloyd (GL) with both certification and quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) services during all project phases from design and procurement to final documentation.
"These two contracts are the largest ever awarded for inspection and certification services to GL Vietnam," Raymond Haveron, GL's Country Manager Vietnam for Industrial Services, said proudly. Together with Dr.
Ngo Huu Hai, General Manager of Hoang Long JOC, Raymond Haveron sealed the deal at an official signing ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City.
The contracts concern the project's two wellheads (H1 & H4), in-field pipelines, flexible riser, pipeline end manifold (PLEM), and moorings.
Amongst others, GL will perform design certification; source inspection; survellaince during fabrication, installation, hook-up and commissioning; issuance of Certificate of Safe Operation in conjunction with the Vietnam Register; as well as periodical inspections during operational life and a renewal of certificate every five years throughout the design life.
"Generally, we will provide all necessary inspection personnel and coordinate all inspection activities of the project," states Raymond Haveron.
Te Giac Trang is a major oilfield project in Block 16-1 of the Cuu Long basin offshore Vietnam. The production capacity of the Te Giac Trang FPSO will approximately be an initial 40,000 barrels of oil per day and 20 million cubic feet per day of gas, and the vessel will have oil storage of a maximum 1 million barrels.
About Germanischer Lloyd
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) is an international technical assurance and consulting company and ship classification society. The company employs more than 6,900 engineers, surveyors, and experts of various professions. GL's global network consists of more than 200 locations in 80 countries.
GL provides assurance, inspection, and consulting as well as project management on a worldwide scale for the energy industries. The technical and consulting services focus along the entire life cycle of oil and gas
- upstream, midstream, and downstream - renewables and energy installations onshore and offshore including safety, integrity, reliability and performance management.
In the Oil & Gas business segment GL's range of services extends to project consulting for oil and gas production, storage, subsea technology, LNG terminals, pipeline engineering as well as gas, electricity and water distribution networks. This is complemented with the corresponding software solutions and consulting services for installation performance, maintenance and process control.
GL, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, has a dedicated growth strategy, both organic and by acquisition. In April 2009, Noble Denton, a provider of life cycle marine and offshore engineering services, joined GL.
As a classification society, GL offers its services to ship owners, shipyards, the maritime supply industry and 130 flag states. GL's fleet in service passed the 80 million gross tons threshold in April 2009.
More than 6,870 ships are currently surveyed on a regular basis by GL.www.gl-group.com