French engineering firm TechnipFMC has been awarded a North Sea contract for the Seagull development by joint venture (JV) partners Neptune Energy and BP.
The deal will see TechnipFMC provide engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) in a Target Cost contract.
The Seagull North Sea development, a 50 million barrel project, is a JV between Neptune Energy, BP and Japex.
The field will be tied back to BP’s ETAP central processing facility.
TechnipFMC described the project as a “major contract”, which it considers to be between £75million to £250m.
The Target Cost contract was awarded under a Global Alliance Agreement between TechnipFMC and Neptune Energy which was signed for an initial five-year term with options for further extensions.
Under the scope of the contract, TechnipFMC will construct and install the wellheads, Xmas trees, an umbilical, flowlines, a four-slot manifold, a subsea wye structure and a subsea control system.
The offshore construction campaign is scheduled to start in Q2 2020.
Neptune bought 35% of Seagull and 50% of Isabella from Apache last year.
Neptune Energy’s UK managing director, Pete Jones, said: “Seagull is an exciting project and shows what can be achieved through a collaborative and innovative approach.
“Using existing infrastructure and unlocking production, it fully supports the objectives of the Maximising Economic Recovery (MER) UK strategy.
“As operator, it not only provides us with the opportunity to demonstrate our capability to safely execute a technologically-challenging subsea development, but underlines our commitment to growing our operational footprint on the UKCS.”