The Maleo Producer is a Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU) that is owned and operated by Global Process Systems (GPS). The MOPU is currently leased to Santos and operates offshore Indonesia. First gas was produced in September 2006. This overview paper describes the conversion, operations and benefits that can be recovered through a MOPU deployment.
Safely designing a relatively old mat-supported jack-up drilling structure, to operate as a MOPU on a very soft soil, in a very seismically active location, was challenging. Technical efforts were placed on the dynamic analysis of the foundation coupled with the structure. The circumstances required unusually advanced analytical efforts in the fields of geotechnical and structural engineering. ABS, the selected classification society, needed special assistance in understanding the soils issues, especially in terms of the structure’s response to seismic events.
Scope comprised of providing the following; Bondstrand Series 2416 GRE piping for firewater and cooling water lines, pipes sizes range from 2” NB up to and including 14” NB, all 16 bar rated.
*VHM Solutions was operating as Bondstrong Pty Ltd