STATS Group has seen a sharp upswing in demand for its Remote Tecno Plug isolation services in Malaysia.
In the last nine months STATS has completed seven pressurised pipeline isolation projects on behalf of a major oil exploration company facilitating the safe and efficient replacement of 17 valves.
The onshore and offshore projects, which have been completed on the Malaysian Peninsular and in Sarawak, deployed STATS’ DNV GL type approved Remote Tecno Plugs ranging in size from 24” to 32”.
Established 17 years ago, STATS Group work in all major oil and gas producing regions across the globe and have extended their original North Sea operations to encompass bases in Canada, USA and the Middle East.
The company believes its success in the Malaysian market will act as a springboard for further contract wins in Asia and Australia and will strengthen their commitment to the region by establishing an operational base in Labuan and a technical support and sales office in Kuala Lumpur.
Ron James, sales director, said: “This has been our busiest period in Malaysia and with all projects delivered on time and within budget, we have a strong base for consolidating our position in the region. “Our track record is established for providing safety critical isolation services that enable urgent maintenance work to be completed, within schedule and with minimal outage to production. “There is huge potential to introduce our Remote Tecno Plug isolation technology to the broader Asian and Australian onshore market building on the success we have enjoyed in Malaysia.”