PETROFAC has been awarded a £10million contract extension by Venture Production covering the UK North Sea Kittiwake field until the end of March, 2010.
Besides ongoing engineering and construction work on the field’s production platform, the contract also embraces capex projects within the Greater Kittiwake Area (GKA).
The work – small beer compared with the recent multibillion-dollar deals secured by the Sharjah unit of this fast-growing contracting group – will be carried out by Brownfield, which is an Aberdeen-based part of Petrofac’s offshore engineering and operations (OE&O) business unit.
Brownfield will provide full engineering, procurement, installation and construction (EPIC), including offshore construction and commissioning teams for current and upcoming Venture projects in the Kittiwake area.
These include the Kittiwake emergency shutdown (ESD) upgrade, the potential Christian subsea tie-back and continued management and safe delivery of major Venture shutdowns such as the main Kittiwake shutdown, scheduled for August, 2009.
The Brownfield team has completed a number of projects for Venture during the last three years, including delivery of a GKA Export System and a number of subsea tie-backs, and Venture’s decision was based on this successful track record.
Greg McKenna, head of supply chain for Venture Production, said: “We worked with Brownfield to meet the delivery expectations set out at the start of this contract and it seemed natural to continue the relationship with what is clearly a responsive and cost-conscious team.
“We now have a solid foundation upon which to progress this contract and we look forward to continuing to work with Brownfield.”
David Bannerman, Brownfield business manager for the Venture contract, said: “This contract extension with a long-standing customer enables OE&O to share in Venture’s growth within the established GKA.”