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JDR wins umbilical contract from Swiber Offshore for Brunei Shell’s Champion Field


Littleport, UK – 12 November 2012 – JDR Cables Systems LTD.

JDR, a leading provider of technology connecting the global offshore energy industry, has won a umbilical contract with Swiber Offshore Construction Pte Ltd for deployment in the Brunei Shell Petroleum Champion Field. Brunei Shell Petroleum, one of Asia’s biggest energy companies, will use JDR’s umbilicals to redevelop the Champion field as part of their Waterflood Project to increase oil recovery. The agreement will see JDR provide ten custom designed umbilicals totalling 13 kilometres that will be used at water depths of up to 32 metres.

Paul Gahm, VP Sales and Marketing at JDR, commented: “This contract win is the latest in a long-term relationship with Brunei Shell Petroleum, following two previous umbilical contracts for the Champion field complex. It confirms JDR’s position as the preferred umbilical vendor for the Asia Pacific region and is testament to the investment we have made over the last two years in our state-of-the art umbilical plant in Hartlepool, UK.”

He continued: “Our highly experienced operating team will now execute this project, which is due for loadout in mid-2013. We will provide ongoing support through our AIM Services, which enables us to provide 24/7 aftermarket, installation and maintenance through our global network of highly experienced and fully certified technicians.”

Mr Joseph Chen, VP Swiber Brunei: “JDR were the only umbilical provider that was prepared to meet the tight deadlines to roll out this project in order to maximise our return from the Champion Field. We’re delighted with JDR for agreeing to work with us on this complex project with tight delivery deadlines.”

JDR has pioneered umbilical product developments for a wide range of oil and gas projects. Utilising its knowledge of the inherent lifecycle and reliability design challenges, JDR offers a range of custom built systems that can be installed at wide range of water depths. JDR’s advanced hose and cable components provide an unparalleled range of options for high pressure and high temperature systems and chemical injection requirements. Combined with the Group’s IWOCs, Subsea Power Cables and global service and support network, JDR is able to create and deliver against a comprehensive range of operator oil field requirements.

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MARKETING UK, Helen Kettleborough
Marketing & Communications Director
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