Chevron subsidiaries Chevron Offshore, Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production and Chevron Pattani are to receive pipelay and platform installation services from EOC.

Work covers the installation of 11 offshore platforms and 16 subsea pipelines spread over 70km in the Gulf of Thailand.

EOC’s heavy-lift accommodation pipelay vessel, the Lewek Champion, will be deployed for the $45m project through August 2011.

EOC chief executive officer Lim Kwee Keong said the offshore oil and gas production and construction activity is increasing gradually and the firm is currently in negotiations to increase deployment of its fleet.