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Peng Lai Phase 1 - FPSO Conversion

increase in oil production
Office: Melbourne, Brisbane 
Customer: ConocoPhillips  
Location: Tanggu, China 
Timeframe: 2000-2002 

Peng Lai Phase 1 - FPSO Conversion Project resulted in the conversion of the Ming Zhu FPSO vessel to increase production by 160% to 40,000 barrels of oil per day.

The Peng Lai development is situated in Bohai Bay off the north-eastern coast of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) in the centre of Bozhong Block 11/05. 

The development of the Bohai Bay field comprised two phases.  WorleyParsons was an integral part of the first phase comprising a wellhead platform (WHP), two submarine pipelines (one production, one water injection), a submarine power and control cable and a converted FPSO – the Ming Zhu.

WorleyParsons’s scope included the basic (FEED) and detailed design as well as support to the construction and commissioning of the FPSO.  It covered the process and utility systems and included:

  • A study of the existing systems to determine modifications to meet the new operating conditions
  • Conversion design of existing equipment and verification of the adequacy of these systems
  • Detailed design of all new and refurbished packages required to achieve the new production forecasts
  • Construction support at the FPSO conversion site at Shanhaiguan shipyard in China
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