Hurricane Energy has appointed Petrofac well operator for its West of Shetland operations.
The three-year deal is in relation to Hurricane’s Lancaster interests.
Hurricane chief executive Robert Trice said: “We are very pleased to have Petrofac as Well Operator and partner for our exciting wells on Lancaster to be drilled this summer and as we appraise and develop our fractured basement portfolio subsequently.”
Drilling on the Lancaster Block was kick-started on July 6, making Petrofac the first outsourced well operator to manage a drilling campaign in the UKCS under new regulations set by the Offshore Safety Directive Regulator.
Walter Thain, managing director of Petrofac Engineering & Production Services West, added: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to strengthen our relationship with Hurricane Energy as it takes the next significant step in its West of Shetland development.
“Through the deployment of our extensive asset and well management expertise, we will work closely with Hurricane Energy to assure the integrity of the wells and deliver a safe and cost efficient drilling programme to support the further advancement of the development.”