KCA Deutag wins multi-million pound North Sea drilling contract with EnQuest

The Heather Alpha platform, operated by EnQuest
The Heather Alpha platform, operated by EnQuest

KCA Deutag (KCAD) has won a multi-million pound drilling contract for three EnQuest platforms in the UK North Sea.

The contractor said the work for the Magnus, Thistle and Heather platforms came into effect on January 1.

KCAD has been carrying out work on the Thistle and Heather since 1990, and said their performance has been recognised with this new award for Magnus.

The work will last for an initial term of five years with two options to extend by one year.

The exact value of the deal has not been disclosed.

President of offshore at KCA Deutag, Rune Lorentzen, said: “KCA Deutag is delighted to have won this new contract.

“We have been working with Enquest on the Thistle and Heather platforms since 1990, and are pleased that this relationship continues to strengthen and that the quality of our work has been recognised with the additional award of the Magnus platform.”

Heather, Thistle and Magnus all lie north-east of Shetland.