CRANEAGE company Sparrows Offshore has secured a two-year contract with Fairfield Energy covering operations in the newly acquired UK North Sea Dunlin field.
The deal has to potential to run to five years as three one-year options are written into the contract. Sparrows Offshore will support Amec, Fairfield’s contracted duty-holder on Dunlin.
The baseline value of the contract has not been disclosed, but the workload is likely to be significant as Dunlin’s new owner is planning a significant increase in oil output as the field is overhauled.
Sparrows is no stranger to Dunlin, and the Fairfield contract covering provision of crane management services is substantially in line with those previously provided to the field’s previous operator, Shell.
“Fairfield Energy conducted a rigorous appraisal of Sparrows’ past performance and concluded we were delivering the desired levels of service and value,” Sparrows contract manager Ewen Kerr said in a statement.
“I view this as important; there will be many more asset sales in the North Sea which bring us the challenge of demonstrating delivery of continuing value to the new asset owners and operators.”
The new contract kicked in on February 29.