Bekapai, the oldest offshore field in Total E&P Indonesie, is a mature oil and gas field located in the offshore Mahakam Delta, Indonesia and discovered in April 1972. All Bekapai production is transferred to offshore Bekapai process facilities to separate and treat liquids and gas before sending them to the onshore processing centre in Senipah. Bekapai Redevelopment Phase 2B Project ("the Project"), a brown field project, is aimed to modify 5 offshore platforms (BG, BL, BA, PP, and SWPK) and debottleneck Bekapai field export capacity by installing new 12" subsea pipeline which will interconnect Bekapai and Peciko Field. The Project presents significant challenges in term of technical, cost, and schedule. It needs to be delivered within 15 months after FID (Final Investment Decision). Hence, the Project is the fastest and biggest offshore brown field modification done by Total E&P Indonesie.
This paper will describe the technical, cost, and schedule challenges of the Project and how the PMT (Project Management Team) dealt with them without compromising safety, especially in avoiding schedule and cost slippage, the two aspects often found in projects and even worse for the brown field ones.