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KCA Deutag lands second Mariner field contract

Statoil's planned Mariner development
Statoil's planned Mariner development

Drilling contractor KCA Deutag said yesterday it had won its second contract to work with a major North Sea operator in recent months.

KCA said its rig-design engineering division, RDS, would work on Statoil’s Mariner field as part of a string of deals worth millions of pounds.

RDS will carry out design and engineering support for the platform-drilling facilities at the £4.7billion development after signing a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, which is building the installation.

KCA said its RDS business would also be involved in front-end engineering and design work on Mariner’s sister project, Bressay, which is expected to be sanctioned before the end of the year.

RDS said that alongside a master service agreement it had signed with Ensco Services to support its operations worldwide, the latest contracts were worth £27million.

About 160 people will work on the three contracts and, while RDS said some were already working for the firm, it plans to recruit further and take its total workforce above 800.

Both Mariner and Bressay, 80 miles south-east of Shetland, are believed to hold 400million barrels of oil.

If Bressay goes ahead, Statoil plans to employ up to 1,000 people out of Aberdeen.

RDS’s contract win follows parent KCA signing a £1.4billion deal with Statoil earlier this year.

Under the terms of that agreement, the drilling firm will manage and maintain two jackup rigs in Norwegian waters for the operator for an initial eight years.

Simon Drew, senior vice-president at RDS, said yesterday: “These new awards provide a great example of the ongoing investment in the UK continental shelf.

“We have a very strong presence in the North Sea and these agreements further demonstrate that RDS is the flagship rig-design engineering specialist in the region.

“We are pleased to be working with both new clients and look forward to developing and strengthening these relationships as we continue to grow our UK and global business.”

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