Wood Group announced a £75million contract award from oil giant BP yesterday for the Andrew area development in the North Sea.
The Aberdeen-based international energy service company is to provide topside engineering and project-management services.
The two-year deal includes the tieback of the Kinnoull reservoir to the nearby Andrew platform.
Development of Kinnoull is the main part of the project.
Wood said it already had a project-management and engineering team of about 150 people working on the scheme.
Subsea specialist Wood Group Kenny is also supporting development of the Kinnoull subsea tieback.
Alan Curran, chief executive of Wood Group Engineering (North Sea), said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract by BP.”
BP’s Keith Williams, the project’s general manager, said: “This contract awarded to Wood Group is the latest in a series of awards to local companies to support BP’s Andrew area development.
“Hundreds of local jobs are being secured to support this project over the next couple of years, with UK businesses accounting for around 90% of the total project cost of £500million.
“We look forward to working with Wood Group to progress the project towards a start up in 2012.”
The Press and Journal reported in April that BP was moving forward with the £450million development of Kinnoull. This was among 24 significant developments worldwide highlighted previously by the energy giant.
Kinnoull, about 140 miles north-east of Aberdeen, is understood to have recoverable reserves of about 50million barrels of oil. BP plans to develop the field by three subsea production wells tied back to the Andrew platform.
The company has a 77% stake in Kinnoull – which was discovered in 2008 – and its partners are Eni (17%) and Petro Summit (6%).
BP said its development was a key part of projects to further develop the Andrew area. Andrew was discovered in 1974 and it has been in production since 1996.