Deepwater Indonesia

Deepwater Indonesia (Gendalo/Gehem/Ranggas) – Unocal & Chevron (Oil/Gas, Indonesia)

Chevron (ex-Unocal) has several deepwater assets, located in the East Kalimantan Basin, offshore Indonesia. Aside from being highly delineated reservoirs, the fluid properties of the fields vary from benign gas to paraffinic oils.

MSi Kenny has been involved in various facets of the Indonesia projects since their inceptions. MSi Kenny performed an extensive parametric study on pre-FEED and gas export for the Gendalo field to screen possible development options for a long-distance gas/condensate pipeline. MSi Kenny considered multiple variables in an attempt to define potential operating regimes for both a subsea production line and a gas export line.

Subsequent phases of work included:

  • Operability study/operating envelopes
  • Production chemistry/fluid testing oversight
  • DST thermal modelling and validation

Key Features

  • Pre-FEED
  • Gas export line
  • Long-distance gas/condensate line
  • Operating philosophy
  • Liquids management
  • Hydrate/wax management
  • Paraffin deposition in the wellbore
  • Viscous high pour point crude
  • Cooldown times to pour point
  • Thermal performance of gelled annuli fluids in dry tree riser
  • Review of 3rd party fluid testing