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APS Malaysia wins contracts for InField Liner technology

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World Pipelines,

APS Malaysia (APSM) was awarded two multi-year contracts for the production and installation of the InField Liner(R) technology worth in excess of US$150 million for the rehabilitation of various 6 in., 8 in. and 10 in. subsea crude oil gathering and high pressure gas and condensate lines, varying in lengths from 700 m up to 3500 m.

The liner

InField Liner is a flexible Kevlar reinforced liner installed in existing subsea pipelines, once installed the liner then acts as a corrosion barrier, providing protection against aggressive service conditions and extending the use of the pipeline beyond its original design life.


The liner system has been independently tested by a third party to meet oil and gas industry standards API 17J (2008), 15S 2006; DVGW G 469-2010; DIN 53536 (1992) and ASTM F1545-97, D4060, D1599-99. It can extend the lifetime of existing pipelines by up to 30 years.


InField Liner was successfully piloted at PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd’s (PCSB) Samarang field in September 2013, and a commercial trial deployed at West Lutong field in November 2014.

On the back of the recent successful internal application of this highly innovative technology and the subsequent large contracts award to APSM, PETRONAS has further granted APSM a global 20 year exclusive license to apply the technology for other oil and gas operators.

The contract

Through this exclusive licensing agreement, APS will manufacture and market worldwide the InField Liner, PETRONAS’ proprietary subsea pipeline rehabilitation system with internal liners. The agreement was formalised at a signing ceremony held at the Malaysian Petroleum Club, KLCC, PETRONAS Twin Towers.

APSM comments

APSM Group Chairman, Mr. Robert Walters, said: “PETRONAS has confirmed its strong backing towards the IFL technology and its economic benefits versus pipeline replacement by awarding installation projects worth over US$150 million to APSM. Now the task to bring the IFL technology to the global market rests on the shoulders of APSM and the IFL system has the potential to radically change the way in which subsea pipeline maintenance is viewed. It may well quite literally be a game changing technology. We firmly believe that to be the case and are delighted to have been chosen as partners to PETRONAS in respect of the globalisation of this unique technology.”

Edited from source by Stephanie Roker

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