A SUBSIDIARY of global firm Foster Wheeler has been given an engineering, procurement and construction management contract by BP for its Exploration’s Enhanced Gas Separation Project (EGSP) in Scotland.
The project relates to the debottlenecking of the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) crude degasification facilities at BP Exploration’s Kinneil terminal to allow it to handle high gas-to-oil ratio unstabilized crude oils and natural gas liquids (NGLs).
The debottlenecking will involve modifications to the existing plant, including improvements to heater and process control systems, as well as new facilities, including crude coolers and a cooling water system.
The project is expected to be completed in 2013.
Foster Wheeler has already completed pre-front-end design and front end engineering and design work on the project.
Its subsidiary, Global Engineering and Construction Group, has won the EPC work.
The FPS has a nominal capacity in excess of one million barrels per day and carries around 40% of the UK’s oil production.
Oil and gas liquids are transported into the system through pipelines from more than 30 offshore fields and to the St Fergus gas terminal.