Mcdermott International’s Malaysian affiliate Berlian Mcdermott has won a subsea engineering and construction contract from Murphy Sabah Oil for the deep-water Siakap North – Petai (SNP) project, offshore of Malaysia.

The SNP field is situated north-west of Labuan Island, in waters 3,900- 4,900ft deep.

Berlian McDermott will install subsea infrastructure works, including rigid flow lines, flexible risers, umbilical and subsea hardware and controls for the SNP field.

"Berlian McDermott will oversee system integration tests of the subsea units and provide commissioning assistance."

It will also develop five water injection and eight production wells, drilled from the manifolds at each of the four drill centre locations.

Stephen Johnson, McDermott chairman of the board and chief executive officer, said: "Our subsea engineering expertise, fabrication track record at our Batam Island facility, state-of-the-art subsea construction vessels and understanding of the Malaysian market, contributed to this successful award."

The field will contain one main umbilical system connecting eight new manifolds and subsea distribution units to existing riser slots on the Kikeh floating production, storage and offloading vessel.

Detailed engineering and procurement is underway, with first fabrication of other installation aids expected in the third quarter of 2012.

Berlian McDermott will oversee system integration tests of the subsea units and provide commissioning assistance, following installation. The project is scheduled to be completed by the third quarter of 2013.