Crondall Energy secures North Sea deal with Hurricane

Lancaster discovery over London, image by Hurricane Energy
Lancaster discovery over London, image by Hurricane Energy

Crondall Energy has secured a deal with Hurricane Energy for its flagship development.

The floating production and subsea engineering specialists has been contracted to provide engineering support during the Early Production System (EPS) phase of Hurricane Energy’s Lancaster field located West of Shetland.

Crondall will support the delivery of the Bluewater-owned Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, the Aoku Mizu, which will be used during the EPS phase of the field’s development.

Duncan Peace, Crondall Energy’s managing director, said: “This is an exciting, new development in a frontier area of the UK Continental shelf (UKCS) and we are delighted to continue our support of Hurricane Energy’s development of the field.

“Our selection as client’s engineer demonstrates the value that Crondall Energy can bring to FPSO projects, particularly in challenging environments.”

The field, which is estimated by an independent reserve consultant to hold combined 2P Reserves and 2C Resources of 523 million stock tank barrels of oil, is scheduled to produce first oil and the first half of 2019.

Neil Platt, Hurricane Energy’s chief operating officer, added: “Crondall Energy has been supporting us throughout the pre-project and front-end engineering phases, and their team has become an integral part of the Hurricane Energy EPS project delivery team. We are pleased to build on that relationship and have their continuing support throughout the project delivery and start-up phases.”

The Lancaster field is located in blocks 205/21a, 205/22a and 205/26b in water depths of around 155m.