Petrofac has been awarded a Duty Holder contract from BP to support the late life management of the Miller platform, located in the Central North Sea.
The contract – value not disclosed – is for ‘life of asset’ but has a four-year ceiling at which point extension options will be reviewed as required.
Petrofac will assume Duty Holder responsibility for the non-producing Miller asset. Within this scope the company will manage all aspects of on and offshore activities to enable a smooth transition from BP and in preparation for the next phase of the planned decommissioning programme for Miller.
The last day of production on Miller took place in July 2007.
Since then BP has undertaken well abandonment and topsides clean up on the asset and anticipates that the topsides will be removed during 2017 or 2018.
BP will remain the licence owner for Miller and they will continue to pursue and evaluate a range of options for decommissioning the asset fully.
“The appointment of Petrofac as Duty Holder enables BP to accelerate this process and to leverage Petrofac’s existing knowledge of the asset and its experienced and asset-familiar teams,” said Petrofac.