07 Dec 2004

FPSO Sendje Berge Returns to Jurong Shipyard For Further Enhancement

Jurong Shipyard, a subsidiary of SembCorp Marine is pleased to announce that the newly upgraded FPSO Sendje Berge will be blessed by Lady Sponsor, Mrs Gladys Daukoru, wife of Dr Edmund Daukoru, Presidential Advisor of Petroleum & Energy at a Blessing Ceremony held here this morning in Jurong Shipyard.

Measuring 349m x 52m x 27m, the 274,000 dwt FPSO Sendje Berge underwent major upgrading and installation works to boost her production and storage capabilities. Life extension works were also carried out to extend the FPSO vesselís life for an additional 4 to 8 years without drydocking. The FPSO upgrading is the Sendje Bergeís second operation at Jurong Shipyard, following the vesselís successful conversion from VLCC Berge Charlotte in 2000.

On delivery, the FPSO Sendje Berge will be on charter to leading oil and energy company Addax Petroleum, a subsidiary of Addax & Oryx Group, for exploration and development works in the Okwori Field, offshore Nigeria.

Mr Wong Weng Sun, Managing Director of Jurong Shipyard said "̀We are honoured to be chosen by Bergesen dy AS as a partner in the FPSO upgrading of Sendje Berge. The upgrading marks the fourth time Jurong Shipyard has worked with Bergesen, since the yard first converted Sendje Berge to an FPSO in 2000, followed by Sendje Ceiba in 2001 and Berge Helene in 2002. The continual return of Bergesenís fleet to our yard for conversion and upgrading works is a strong endorsement of Jurong Shipyardís offshore and marine engineering capabilities."

 

FPSO Sendje Berge Returns to Jurong Shipyard For Further Enhancement

Vessel Dimension :349m x 52m x 27m
Deadweight :274,333 dwt
Production Capacity :60,000 bopd
Storage Capacity :2,000,000 bbl
Gas Injection :55 mmscfd
Oil Capacity :38,000 bopd
Water Depth :140m
Registered Owner :Bergesen dy Offshore AS
Year Built :1974
Period vessel staying at field :4 to 8 years
First Oil :1Q2005

FPSO conversions undertaken by Jurong Shipyard for Bergesen DY Offshore AS

Vessel ProjectTypeFieldProduction CapacityStorage
Capacity
Year
Sendje
Berge
FPSO
Upgrading
Okwori
Field,
Nigeria
60,000
bopd
2,000,000
bbls
2004
Berge
Helene
FPSO
Conversion
Ceiba
Field, West
Africa
60,000
bopd
2,000,000
bbls
2002
Sendje
Ceiba
FPSO
Conversion
Ceiba
Field, West
Africa
150,000
bopd
2,000,000
bbls
2001
Sendje
Berge
FPSO
Conversion
Ceiba
Field, West
Africa
60,000
bopd
200,000
bbls
2000
About Jurong Shipyard

Jurong Shipyard is a premier yard in Asia renowned for offering a "̀one-stop total service" in ship repair, shipbuilding, ship conversion, rig building and offshore engineering. A wholly owned subsidiary of leading marine engineering group SembCorp Marine, Jurong Shipyard has a strong track record in FPSO conversions, FPSO Upgradings and offshore structures. The yard had recently completed the fast-track upgrading of the 254,642 dwt FPSO Nan Hai Fa Xian for China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CACT) in June this year. It is currently undertaking FPSO conversions on the 280,000 dwt Barao de Maua for Petrobras, the 366,000 dwt TT Nina and 149,685 dwt M.T. Fairway for MODEC International.

About Bergesen DY Offshore AS

Bergesen dy Offshore AS is one of the worldís largest shipping companies and a global leader in the transportation of gas and energy products. A subsidiary of the Bergesen Worldwide Group, Bergesen is one of the worldís largest owner and operator of gas carriers and a niche player in the offshore services and dry bulk carriers market. As at October 2004, the Group owns and/or operates 97 vessels (including newbuildings), comprising a fleet of gas carriers with a total tonnage of 5.71 million cbm, as well as dry bulk vessels, FPSO/FSOs and crude oil tankers.

About Addax Petroleum

Addax Petroleum, established in 1994, is a fully owned subsidiary of the Addax & Oryx Group, an integrated petroleum and mining company with a presence in both the upstream and downstream sectors of the industry. The company is a key player in Africaís energy industry, being the largest independent and sixth largest oil producer in Nigeria with a production of over 40,000 barrels of oil per day and ongoing development and exploration projects in Nigeria, Cameroon and Gabon.

About Okwori Field Development

Addax Petroleumís Okwori development is situated in Block OPL-90, approximately 25 miles off Nigeria in the Gulf of Guinea. Located in water depth ranging between 127m and 146m, the oil reserve was recently discovered in the unexplored Nda structure in July this year. Comprising a total hydrocarbon column of more than 200 feet, including 186 feet of oil, this oil discovery represents a sizeable addition to the recoverable reserves carried in Okwori.

Upgrading of FPSO Sendje Berge in Jurong Shipyard for deployment in the Okwori Field, offshore Nigeria

For media & analysts enquiries, please contact:

Judy Han (Ms)
Vice President
Investor Relations & Communications
Tel No : (65) 6262 7203
Fax No : (65) 6261 0738
Email : judy@sembcorpmarine.com.sg

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