MSI Awarded 1 Year Project in PNG for Twinza Oil Limited

Metocean Services International (MSI) has been awarded a 1 year metocean measurement program for Twinza Oil Limited in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Incorporated in 2004, Twinza Oil Limited has assets in Papua New Guinea, Australia and Thailand.

Twinza is proposing to develop the Pasca A project, discovered in 1968, some 200km west of Port Moresby in 93m of water in the Gulf of Papua making it the first offshore hydrocarbons field development within PNG waters.

After a short mobilisation time to comply with other fieldwork activities, MSI installed a single subsurface mooring primarily consisting of both Nortek and TRDI current profilers and RBR tide and CTD loggers. Directional wave measurements are also provided by a Nortek acoustic wave and current gauge moored 15m below the surface. MetOcean Data Systems satellite tracking beacons were also installed to alert and allow tracking of these valuable assets should the mooring surface unexpectedly due to 3rd party interference.

Personnel from both the Australian and South African offices of MSI were mobilised for the installation in July and recent first service visit. The MSI personnel also assisted with the environmental work being carried out by Twinza’s environmental contractor.

The is the first project MSI has conducted in PNG but the excellent relationship we have developed with Twinza personnel, backed by careful project management and experience gained in working in over 45 countries to date, many of them extremely remote, has meant that the project has been undertaken smoothly with zero HSE issues.

“MSI have shown a strong capability and high level of professionalism during the initial deployment and again during the recent service visit. Their careful planning and ability to quickly adapt has allowed both operations to be conducted in a smooth and effective fashion.”
Peter Kirkham, Twinza Project Engineering and Commercialisation Manager.

lobally, MSI has successfully operated in 45 countries, conducting more than 150 measurement programmes, often in remote areas under challenging conditions. MSI’s success in efficiently planning and managing these worldwide projects can be attributed to an in-depth approach to individual projects, combined with extensive experience in the offshore oil and gas industry, and its dedicated team of highly qualified and experienced engineers.