Petrofac, the oil and gas facilities service provider, said yesterday it had been awarded a contract worth £40million over three years for engineering services on the UK continental shelf assets of Maersk Oil North Sea UK.
Work will begin immediately on the contract, which was awarded following a competitive tender and includes three one-year options for extension. It will mean between 30 and 50 new jobs at Petrofac, which will run the contract from its Aberdeen base. Petrofac, through its offshore engineering and operations (OE&O) business unit, will provide engineering services to Maersk Oil’s Gryphon, Janice, and Global Producer III assets, including concept, front end engineering, detail design, workpack development, procurement and document control.
This contract extends both Petrofac’s working relationship with Maersk Oil and its scope of services for these assets, building on the offshore operations and support services it has been providing since 2000.
Bill Dunnett, managing director of Petrofac OE&O, said: “This is yet another important step in our growth plan and reflects the leading capabilities of our engineering team as well as our continued commitment to our existing customer base.
“The contract builds on our longstanding and successful relationship with Maersk Oil and is an excellent example of how Petrofac can deliver a full range of services across the asset lifecycle.”
Aker Solutions previously held the contract now won by Petrofac.