McDermott International has secured a contract from Brunei Shell Petroleum Company (BSP) to undertake shallow-water pipeline work at two offshore fields.

The three-year contract requires McDermott to transport and install pipelines and umbilicals for the Champion and Ampa fields, offshore Brunei.

"McDermott will initially transport and install more than 62 miles of pipelines, including corrosion-resistant alloy-clad pipelines, as well as umbilicals and cables."

McDermott expects to implement the work through 2017.

The full scope of work will be executed in annual plans, which are expected to be confirmed in the coming years as BSP finalises its development plans and budgets.

McDermott will initially transport and install more than 62 miles of pipelines, including corrosion-resistant alloy-clad pipelines, as well as umbilicals and cables.

The company will use its Derrick Barge 30 and other vessels in the initial work, which will include hydro-testing, pre-commissioning and the salvage of redundant risers.

McDermott International president and CEO David Dickson said: "Earlier this year, we established a dedicated presence in Brunei and demonstrated outstanding execution delivering project certainty on the transportation and installation of four jackets for the BSP Champion Waterflood B2/3 development.

"BSP’s confidence in our efficient planning, seamless offshore operations and excellent safety performance is demonstrated by the award of this significant new project, which is one of BSP’s largest contracts in recent years."

Brunei is considering the prospect of increased investment and production in its energy sector. The installation of the new pipelines in the Champion and Ampa fields are expected to help ensure the continuity of the reserves.

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