Acergy S.A. announced that Murphy Sabah Oil Co has awarded a contract for the Kikeh Gas Pipeline Project to TL Offshore Sdn. Bhd. The deepwater pipeline installation part of this contract will be performed by the Sapura 3000 deepwater pipelay vessel, which is owned by the SapuraAcergy joint venture. The contract is for the construction of the gas export pipeline from the deepwater Kikeh field offshore Malaysia to the onshore Labuan Gas Terminal. The Kikeh export pipeline contract involves the complete engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of a 138 kilometre 12-inch diameter export pipeline which will be installed in water depths up to 1,350 metres, from the Kikeh field to the onshore gas terminal at Labuan. The contract includes the linepipe procurement and coating, pipeline landfall works, the installation of a deepwater pipeline end manifold and an in-line tee for the future tie-in of the Kinabalu East/Deep Platform. The Kikeh field is the first deepwater development in Malaysia. A letter of intent for this work was received by TL Offshore Sdn. Bhd. ten months ago, enabling engineering and procurement work to progress. The offshore installation is scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2007. This project will be managed from the project headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.