Vietnamese oil company selects company to handle project management for offshore oil and gas platform
Hoang Long Joint Operating Co. (HLJOC) has selected Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) to handle project management for an oil and natural gas platform located in the Te Giac Trang (TGT) Field off the southern coast of Vietnam. HPS served as the main contractor and provided control and safety solutions for HLJOC’s two other platforms that are currently operating in the TGT Field.
Along with turnkey project management and engineering of the new platform’s topside structures, HPS will also install an integrated control and safety solution, including a fire and gas system, to improve automation, increase cyber and physical security, and improve operator effectiveness. TGT-H5 plans to begin production in fourth quarter of 2015. Total production from the three platforms is expected to be about 50,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
In addition to engineering management and integration with the two existing TGT platforms, HPS will also provide a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel that processes the hydrocarbons produced by the platforms, and remote monitoring from the HLJOC office in Ho Chi Minh City.
One of the largest joint operating companies in Vietnam, HLJOC is a state-owned partnership between PetroVietnam Exploration and Production Corp., SOCO Vietnam Ltd., OPECO Vietnam Ltd and PTT Exploration and Production Co. Ltd.
In addition to work with HJLOC, Honeywell also has established training programs for Vietnam’s workforce including an automation college in Hanoi and a career development program with PetroVietnam to help build and sustain a talent pool designed to support the projected growth in the process and refining industries in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, the company said.
– Honeywell Process Solutions; edited by CFE Media